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

August 23, 2015

“JOE-145” 1989

JOE-145-Bum-1989 copy©Matt Weber

STAR HOTEL 1986

©Matt WeberStar-Hotel-nyc-1986 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 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 18, 2015

Harlem 1985 (Ektachrome?)

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

July 11, 2015

Harlem 1985

Abandoned-Harlem-1985 copy©Matt Weber

July 8, 2015

“Jhon’s Thrift Store” Harlem 1985

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

July 5, 2015

“Watermelons” Harlem 1985

©Matt WeberHarlem-Watermelon-Street-1985 copy

July 2, 2015

Newsstand 1990

CrumblingNewsstand-1993 copyWhen your newsstand is held together by duct tape, you know its seen better days…

©Matt Weber

May 24, 2015

Morning on the Bowery 1988

©Matt Weberbowery-

April 27, 2015

Lower East Side 1987

©Matt Webersynagogue

April 23, 2015

Harlem 1985

Another old house which caught me eye. If most of the brownstones were built in the 1880s and 90s,  then this one should be older, but I’m not an expert…©Matt WeberHArlem-Abandoned-House-1985 copy

April 17, 2015

“Self Titled” Harlem 1989

©Matt Weber*BEAUTY-Harlem-8000-1988 copy

April 4, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1987

©Matt WeberCRew-Hell's-Kitchen-1987 copy

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 23, 2015

East 9th Street 1986

This man was often seen panhandling on 9th St. just east of 3d Ave. He never said a word…©Matt WeberRED-Hat-Hobo-EAST-9th-St-1986 copy

March 13, 2015

“Sugar Hill” Harlem 1985

At one point in time, you could double park and come out to find your car stripped down to the bone!

©Matt WeberHarlem-Sugar-Hill-Candy-Car-1985 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 1, 2015

“The Beginning of the End” 1985

©Matt WeberAbandoned-Tenements-XXX-Truck-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

February 18, 2015

Triangle Hotel 1986

The “Meat Packing” district has been improved greatly, and if you bought real estate there twenty years ago, bully for you… others would disagree…©Matt WeberTriangle-Hotel-1986 copy

February 14, 2015

“Alphabet City” 1986

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

©Matt Weber
"Alphabet City" 1986 urban-blight

February 12, 2015

“Ghostbusters HQ” Harlem 1985

Another find from ’85 but this time in good old B&W…

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

©Matt WeberHarlem-GhostBusters-1985 copy

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