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

January 31, 2015

“Once Upon a Time in New York”

©Matt Weber 1987Sam-Rohn-Montes-1987 copy

January 26, 2015

Corner Book Store 1985

To heck with the snow, I found this snap last night which will compliment the B&W version I posted earlier…

©Matt WeberCorner-Book-Store-RGB-1985 copy

Jesus

©Matt Weberhomeless-snow-nyc

January 24, 2015

Consecutive Frames 1985

It just so happened that these pictures were of two old movie theaters which were being torn down at the same exact time…Sad if you lived on the upper west side when it was a middle class neighborhood…

©Matt Weberold-movie-theaters-NYC

Upper West Side 1985

It has always been common to see a twenty year old Chevrolet on the streets of Manhattan. So why is this anything but common?   ©Matt WeberSilver-Corvette-1985 copy

January 20, 2015

The Beacon Bowling Alley 1985

©Matt Weberneon-sign-lit=up

January 17, 2015

Checker Heading West on 86th Street 1985

The little five story buildings in the background are no longer with us. A 21 story uber edifice replaced them in 2008 and there are 21 apartments in the building…©Matt Weberchecker-taxi-nyc-1985

January 15, 2015

LOEW’S 83 ST 1985

I just noticed the stained glass details on the old marquee…

©Matt Weberold-movie-theaters-nyc

January 14, 2015

Young Love 1985

©Matt Weberlovers-nyc

January 12, 2015

West Side Highway 1985

The old lampposts on the west side highway were noteworthy to me as I began photographing New York.

©Matt Weberold-lamppost-nyc

Benny’s 89th & Broadway 1985

A sad photo of a tiny restaurant which was built into the New Yorker movie theater, and had to give way to a high-rise in ’85…

©Matt WeberBennys-GreasySpoon-RGB-1985 copy

January 6, 2015

VJ 1985

What can I say? My old friend VJ was 21 years old when I took this picture and the light was just right. This one makes me look more like Bruce Weber, than Matt Weber!

©Matt Weber

Vern-Shirtless-1985 copy

January 5, 2015

A pair of “Fishbowls” 1986

The GM “Fishbowl” Busses hit the street around 1961 and were still running till 1990 or so, at least as the 86th St crosstown they were…©Matt Weber2-Fishbowl-GM-Buses-1986 copy

January 4, 2015

Untitled 2014

©Matt WeberBus-BlackMan-Yellow-Pole-2014 copy

December 27, 2014

West 86th Street & Broadway 1985

The view from the roof of my old building…

 

©Matt WeberWest-86-Street-SLOANS-1985 copy

December 26, 2014

The Future is in Good Hands

©Matt WeberGlobal-Happy-Boys!-2k-bw-2014

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