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

August 3, 2015

West Side (Miller Highway) 1986

©Matt WeberWestSideHighway-2KidsHatchback-1986 copy

August 1, 2015

“Playland” Times Sq. 1985

Another early shot from my taxi’s window…

©Matt Weberpost-Playland-Night-RGB-1985 copy

July 31, 2015

Women 2015

©Matt Weber*Sub-Platform-Pregnant copy

“RAIN” Times Sq. 1985

©Matt WeberTimesSq-RainyNightTAXI-Doll-Porn-1985 copy

July 29, 2015

Coney Island 2015

Coney-1957-Belair-Nathans-2 copyA 1957 Chevrolet Belair?

©Matt Weber

July 28, 2015

SHOE SHINE Harlem 1985

©Matt WeberShoe-Shine-SignClose-Harlem-1985 copy

July 26, 2015

“Porcelain BMT Sign” Wall Street 1987

©Matt Webersubway-bmt-sign

Gas Station Brooklyn 1985

1920’s porcelain AT&T sign…©Matt WeberPorcelain-PhoneSign-1985 copy

July 24, 2015

Lower East Side 1988

©Matt WeberReagan-AmericasCancer!-1988 copy

July 22, 2015

The Bowery (CBGB’S) 1985

Most images are available as high-res files for documentary use, or as signed prints…

©Matt WeberCBGB's-Bowery-Truck-1985 copy

July 21, 2015

Dusk on 34th Street 1985

When my dad arrived in NYC back in 1964, the YMCA charged him $6 a night for a room…

©Matt Weberpost-Sloan-YMCA-Sunset-1985 copy

July 20, 2015

West 63d Street (Thelonious Sphere Monk Circle) 1985

This dead end block is one of the last traces of an entire neighborhood which was razed to make way for Lincoln Center. West Side Story was filmed in “San Juan Hill” and also east Harlem, but this was where the story was suppose to take place. Monk lived in a tenement here for many years, and the city finally renamed this block after him…

©Matt Weber

Thelonious-circle-1985 copy

July 19, 2015

New York State 1985

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 1.35.38 PMA very bad negative, but also a wonderful image, which was almost obliterated in a one hour lab’s machine…

©Matt Weber

“20 Year Old Chevrolet” 1985

Silly title, but this was a twenty year old Chevy, even if it was also one of the most perfect cars ever built… ©Matt Weber

posy-RedCorvette-1985 copy

July 18, 2015

Harlem 1985 (Ektachrome?)

©Matt Weberpost-Harlem-Coke-Pause-1985 copy

July 16, 2015

88th Street & Columbus Ave. 1991

©Matt Weber88thStreet-Columbus-1991 copy

July 15, 2015

NYC 1988

7up-RustSign-1988 copy©Matt Weber

July 14, 2015

NYC 2005

I think it was Tom Brokaw who labeled those Americans who grew up during the depression and served in WW II as the “Greatest Generation”, and I was thinking about that when I took this picture…©Matt Webergeneration-gap

July 13, 2015

Mt. Sinai N.Y. 1955-1996

Eve Arnold took the picture of Marilyn, and I took the one of the same monkey bars 41 years later…

©Matt WeberMarilyn-Mt-Sinai-MonkeyBars

July 11, 2015

Harlem 1985

Abandoned-Harlem-1985 copy©Matt Weber

July 10, 2015

NYC 1985

©Matt Weberyul-brenner

July 8, 2015

“Jhon’s Thrift Store” Harlem 1985

©Matt Weberpost-Harlem-Thrift-Store-1985 copy

July 7, 2015

Coney Island 2010

©Matt Weberold-bank-coney-island

July 5, 2015

“Watermelons” Harlem 1985

©Matt WeberHarlem-Watermelon-Street-1985 copy

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