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

March 29, 2014

72d Street & West End Ave. 1987

7-up-sign-matt-weberI bought my first candy bars here in 1963 for 5¢!

©Matt Weber

March 28, 2014

“Checker Taxi” Boathouse Parking Lot 1987

Checker-Boathouse-matt-weber©Matt Weber

March 27, 2014

Central Park 2012

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March 26, 2014

“Store For Sale” The Bronx 1986

bronx-store-for-sale-matt-weber©Matt Weber

Basketball Court Bronx 1987

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March 25, 2014

And Moses said, “Let There be Traffic, Forever!”

GW-BRIDGE-CROSS-BRONX-SIGN-MATT-WEBERI love old signs. The Cross Bronx Expressway has had traffic problems for as long as I can recall. This sign may have predated the “parking lot” which it became, but I guess without it, things would even be worse…

 

Matt Weber

March 24, 2014

The New York Cancer Hospital 1986

cancer-hospital-nyc-matt-weberFor over a quarter century, this old building sat vacant, except for a few homeless people who camped there. Fortunately the landmarks commission saved the building which has forty foot wide circular towers. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s throat cancer had a lot to do with the building being built. Cancer was finally being recognized as a major issue, and the building served those afflicted till 1955 when it found modern facilities elsewhere, as Sloan Kettering…

©Matt Weber

March 23, 2014

Photographer 2014

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March 22, 2014

“HOTEL” Harlem 1986

hotel=harlem-matt-weberThis image may have been one of my biggest oversights, as I continue combing my archive for lost New York…

©Matt Weber

March 21, 2014

Pigeon Harlem 1986 (New Scan)

pigeon-harlem-matt-weberOne of my first “Photographs”.

©Matt Weber

March 20, 2014

Upper West Side 1986

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March 19, 2014

Tunnel Probers 2013

SUBWAY-TUNNEL-MATT-WEBER©Matt Weber

Self Portrait 1988

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March 18, 2014

“Higher Goals” Harlem 1987

Higher-Goals-harlem-matt-weberThis is the long view of the artists attempt to persuade kids that there should be other and higher goals than playing in the NBA…

©Matt Weber

March 17, 2014

Weightlifter Coney Island 2013

Coney-island-MuscleMan-matt-weber©Matt Weber

March 16, 2014

“Urban Blight” 1986

south-bronx-matt-weberJust found this one and it’s the perfect example of how bad things were at one point. This picture is one of the best I took that year and I am amazed that I never noticed it before…

©Matt Weber

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