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

March 3, 2015

China House 1985

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March 2, 2015

“My First Taxicab” 1985

There was this cute little gas station on 94th & 3d Ave. and my taxi had a KYSOR AC unit on the roof, which was made for trucks. Needless to say, I was chilling…


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Times Sq. 1985

Times Sq. could be a fairly intimidating place late at night…

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

©Matt Weberold-neon-nyc

March 1, 2015

“The Beginning of the End” 1985

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February 28, 2015

Helmsley Building 1985

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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.

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Harlem 1985

I just scanned this Kodachrome slide from ’85 and it is all about the old traffic light. Back when I took the picture these were already very rare. Besides this one in Harlem, there was one in central park and another one on Park Ave. Forgotten New York has more on these beautiful structures…

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

©Matt WeberHarlem-Wheelie-TrafficLight-1985 copy

February 26, 2015

“ZEPHYR” Lower East Side 1987

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February 25, 2015

Shanghai Cafe 1985

©Matt WeberShanghai-Cafe-Neon-1985 copy

February 24, 2015

SOHO 1986

Does anyone remember this little newsstand turned fruit stand on Prince St? One day the owner discovered these vintage Camel signs underneath some plywood, and the pickup truck complimented the scene perfectly…

©Matt WeberCamel-Signs-Pickup-Truck-Soho-1986 copy

February 23, 2015


I dig the tarnished overpass which I imagine is now once again mint…

©Matt WeberGIMBELS_Overpass-1986 copy

Bill’s Flower Market 1986

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February 22, 2015

“A” From the Swedish American Sign at Pier 97 Circa 1985

©Matt WeberPIER-97-A-1985 copy

“Avenue of the Americas” 1987

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February 21, 2015

“Spirit in the Sky” 1986

Go ahead on Mr. Business man, you can’t dress like me…

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February 20, 2015

The Audubon Ballroom 1987

50 years ago Malcolm X was assassinated in this building…

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Shea Stadium 1972

I can’t believe I didn’t take any snaps of the old Yankee stadium, but this is all I have…

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

©Matt WeberMets-Shea-Rheingold-1972 copy

The Anderson Theater 1986

I looked it up on the trusty internet and alas this old theater is now gone, replaced by condos…Surprise, surprise.

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February 19, 2015

St. Marks Place & 1st Ave. 1986

I never was much of a drinker, or I would have spent some time in this joint…

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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 17, 2015

Breaking Ground 1986

I’m pretty sure this was the gigantic “World Wide Plaza” lot, but I could be wrong…

©Matt WeberBulldozer-1986 copy

February 16, 2015

“Harlem Lookout” 1987

I took this picture a few months before taking one of my all time favorites, this one and the one below.

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

©Matt Weberabandoned-building-harlem

February 15, 2015

My Stoop 1986

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“Blue Movie” 1985

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