Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

March 28, 2015

“A View From a Bridge” 1985

A glimpse of Manhattan’s skyline from points unknown…

©Matt WeberBridge-Blimp-1985 copy

March 26, 2015

Lower East Side 1985

When I was a kid my parents would take me downtown to buy clothes on Grand St. “A penny saved, a penny earned”.

This image and most others can be licensed for documentary use and is also available as a signed print…

©Matt Weber

L.E.S.-IDEAL-HOISERY-1986

March 24, 2015

Harlem 1985

Taken a few years before the “Gold Rush” on Harlem real estate. These shells were there for pennies and I wish I had seen the potential, but my crystal ball was a bit blurry at the time! ©Matt WeberHarlem-Tenements-Laundromat-1985 copy

March 17, 2015

“Blue Sky” 1985

This is one of my favorite pictures from the early batch of color I have just recently scanned…©Matt Weberold nyc-diner

March 16, 2015

DINER 1985

©Matt WeberChinita-Diner-BackDoor-1985 copy

March 12, 2015

Hotel Breslin 1986

Not sure whatever became of this place…

©Matt WeberHotel-Breslin-1985 copy

March 11, 2015

NYC 1988

I don’t remember where this picture was taken…

©Matt WeberMan-Enters-Door-1988 copy

March 10, 2015

“Leaking Stubby” 1985

I really like this old “Stubby” and its crumbling surroundings which I assume were somewhere in lower Manhattan…

©Matt WeberStubby-Fire-Hydrant-Leaking-1985 copy

March 9, 2015

Williamsburg 1988

Williamsburg-Tunnel-2-men-1988 copyIn 1988 this tunnel was not a place you wanted to be…

Remember that almost all of my images are available as prints, and also can be licensed for commercial & documentary use. Thanks

©Matt Weber

March 7, 2015

West 85th Street Super Mart 1986

©Matt WeberWest-85th-Super-Mart-1986 copy

March 5, 2015

Woman Fishing 1985

What I want to know is how old is the mooring post? Was it there in the 19th century? Is it still there? There is another one a few paces down the street.

©Matt WeberEastRiver-Fisherman-1985 copy

March 3, 2015

China House 1985

China-House-Neon-1985 copy©Matt WeberChina-House-Neon-1985 copy

March 2, 2015

“My First Taxicab” 1985

There was this cute little gas station on 94th & 3d Ave. and my taxi had a KYSOR AC unit on the roof, which was made for trucks. Needless to say, I was chilling…

 

3B82-Taxi-Gas-Sation-94-3d-1985 copy

March 1, 2015

“The Beginning of the End” 1985

©Matt WeberAbandoned-Tenements-XXX-Truck-1985 copy

February 28, 2015

Helmsley Building 1985

©Matt Weber5-WaterTowers-1985 copy

February 27, 2015

89th Street Community Garden 1985

My dad fought against Ed Koch who suddenly wanted to build townhouses on this abandoned lot, where a few industrious upper west siders had been growing tomatoes. The real estate values had finally begun to climb after many years of stagnation. My dad was able to convince the city to leave one sliver of the garden alone, and now the garden known for its flowers is a place of relaxation for many, with occasional plays and music being performed there.

©Matt Webercommunity-garden-upper-west-side Garden-2-1985 copy AGP-Garden-x2-1985 copy

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