NYC Street Photography by Matt Weber

April 15, 2014

“FREE SEX…FREE AIDS” 1986

Free-Sex-Aids-1986-posters-matt-weberA reminder of some bad times in New York…

©Matt Weber

April 14, 2014

“Rainy Day” Times Sq. 1990

timessq-big-apple-porn-rain-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 13, 2014

“The Attack on West 55th Street” Triptych 1988

URBAN-PRISONER-MATT-WEBER©Matt Weber

April 12, 2014

“The Last Days of the Bowery” 1986

bowery-bum-matt-weberI have mixed emotions about this picture. He came up to my cab looking for some money, which he got, but I felt compelled to take a picture of a man who had lost everything. I know he may have had a rough childhood and taken to the bottle at an early age, but I also can’t help but wonder if he had served his country many years earlier. If he was 60 when I took this picture, he would have been 18 in 1944. He could have seen things no one should have  in Europe or the South Pacific, and he certainly could have been old enough to have served in Korea. I realize it’s total conjecture, but I think many of the poor men who ended up on the Bowery, were at one point soldiers…

April 10, 2014

Coney Island 1988

coney-island-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 9, 2014

“Gypsy Cab Driver” 1987

livery-taxi-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 7, 2014

Harlem 1987

Harlem-Mural-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 6, 2014

Monte Carlo 1988

monte-carlo-wendy's-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 5, 2014

“Chelsea Warehouse” Harlem 1985

Chelsea-Warehouse-Harlem-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 4, 2014

Volkswagen 1988

Volkswagen-BAR-1988 copy©Matt Weber

April 3, 2014

West 86th Street 1986

FISHBOWL-BUS-SUNset-matt-weber©Matt Weber

April 2, 2014

Harlem 1986

Harlem-Fences-gates-matt-weber©Matt Weber

March 31, 2014

“Malted Milk” 1987

malted-Milk-sign-matt-weberTo each his own, but Malted Milk was the worst flavor ever invented! Why have rotten curdled milk when chocolate  was an option? I do miss the days when you could buy an Egg Cream anywhere in this town for 35¢…

 

©Matt Weber

March 30, 2014

Automat Sign 1986

AUTOMAT-SIGN-MATT-WEBERI wish I had photographed this sign in Kodachrome, but I also wish the sign had been saved. Maybe it is in some museum…We all remember the Horn & Hardart’s which were all over town back in the old days, but the truth is, the food wasn’t very good! People rave about the pies but I think the “Delivery System” was what people are getting all misty over. Putting a few coins in the slot and then having your food’s little window open up, was all the fun, not eating the soggy tuna sandwich…

This image can be purchased for little more than a slice of cheesecake…

©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

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