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NYC in the 1990s: See photos from Crown Heights riots, World Trade Center bombing and more

The '90s are in the not-so-distant past, but they were a historic time for New York City.

The decade saw unrest in Brooklyn as Crown Heights' Jewish and black communities clashed in 1991 when two black children were hit by a station wagon --- part of a motorcade for a Jewish rabbi. And tragedy struck in 1993 at the World Trade Center when a bombing claimed the lives of six people.

There were happier times, too, as the New York Yankees won three World Series and the Rangers took home the Stanley Cup.

Take a peek into a 1990s-era New York City.

The Twin Towers

The Twin Towers and lower Manhattan are seen
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The Twin Towers and lower Manhattan are seen on Oct. 1, 1990.

Battery Park City

People enjoy the promenade at Battery Park City
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jim Cummins

People enjoy the promenade at Battery Park City on July 22, 1990.

Happy Land Social Club arson

The scene outside Happy Land Social Club, at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Susan Farley

The scene outside Happy Land Social Club, at 1959 Southern Blvd. in the Bronx, on March 25, 1990. Earlier that day, 87 people were trapped inside the club and died after an arsonist, Julio Gonzalez, set fire to the building as an act of revenge against an ex-girlfriend, police said.

Crown Heights riots: Racial unrest

Riots between Crown Heights' Jewish and black communities
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Riots between Crown Heights' Jewish and black communities erupted on Aug. 19, 1991, after two black children were hit by a station wagon that was part of a motorcade for a Jewish rabbi.

Crown Heights riots: Lemrick Nelson

During the riots on Aug. 20, 1991, a
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

During the riots on Aug. 20, 1991, a group of black teens attacked Yankel Rosenbaum, 29, stabbing him. Rosenbaum identified Lemrick Nelson, pictured above, as one of his assailants before he died of his injuries at Kings County Hospital. Police arrested Nelson, who was 16 at the time. Nelson was acquitted of the murder in 1992, but in 2003 was found guilty of violating Rosenbaum's civil rights and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Crown Heights riots: Three days of unrest

The unrest continued for three days after the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Mitsu Yasukawa

The unrest continued for three days after the crash. The riots were described in 1993 as "the most extensive racial unrest in New York City in over 20 years" in a report commissioned by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo.

The Clintons campaign in NYC

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton
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Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton campaign in front of Federal Hall in Manhattan ahead of the New York presidential primary on April 7, 1992.

Windows on the World inside WTC north tower

A view of the Windows on the World
Photo Credit: Newsday / Richard Lee

A view of the Windows on the World restaurant inside the north tower of the World Trade Center on Feb. 2, 1993.

World Trade Center bombing: Search for evidence

Bomb squad investigators search for evidence, and construction
Photo Credit: Newsday / Dan Sheehan

Bomb squad investigators search for evidence, and construction workers remove rubble on March 12, 1993, after a bombing at the World Trade Center on Feb. 26 that killed six people.

World Trade Center bombing: Injured man

An injured man receives help at the scene
Photo Credit: Newsday / Richard Lee

An injured man receives help at the scene of the deadly bombing at the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993.

Rudy Giuliani runs for mayor for the second time

Republican-Liberal candidate for New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani,
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Republican-Liberal candidate for New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, at the voting booth on Nov. 2, 1993.

Mayor Dinkins gives concession speech

Mayor David Dinkins, with his wife, Joyce, during
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Mayor David Dinkins, with his wife, Joyce, during his concession speech after being defeated in his re-election campaign by Rudy Giuliani on Nov. 3, 1993.

Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor-elect Rudy Giuliani

Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor-elect Rudy Giuliani greet
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Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor-elect Rudy Giuliani greet each other on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 3, 1993, one day after Giuliani defeated Dinkins in the election.

Brooklyn Bridge shooting

A group of Hasidic Jews gather at the
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mark Phillips

A group of Hasidic Jews gather at the Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on March 1, 1994, as they wait for information regarding the shooting of a van carrying more than a dozen Hasidic Jews on the Brooklyn Bridge. Four people were wounded when the van was sprayed with bullets, according to The New York Times.

View from the Woolworth Building

The view looking north along the Hudson River
Photo Credit: Newsday / Phillip Davis

The view looking north along the Hudson River from the observation deck of the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway on Jan. 26, 1994.

Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals

The New York Rangers celebrate after scoring against
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Allsport / Mike Powell

The New York Rangers celebrate after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada, on May 31, 1994. The Rangers went on to win the finals on June 14 in Game 7.

Subway crash at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station

FDNY firefighters carry an injured woman out of
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

FDNY firefighters carry an injured woman out of the subway after a collision between two subway cars on Aug. 22, 1995, underneath the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station in Manhattan. There were 18 minor injuries reported, according to CNN.

Yankees win 1996 World Series

The New York Yankees celebrate on the pitcher's
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Henny Ray Abrams

The New York Yankees celebrate on the pitcher's mound after beating the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 26, 1996.

Empire State Building shooting

NYPD officers rush to control pedestrians at the
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jon Levy

NYPD officers rush to control pedestrians at the Empire State Building after a man went on a shooting rampage on the 86th floor observation deck on Feb, 23, 1997. The gunman killed one person and injured six others before fatally turning the gun on himself, according to a CNN report.

Yankees World Series Parade

A view of the ticker-tape parade thrown for
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jamie Squire

A view of the ticker-tape parade thrown for the Yankees on Oct. 29, 1998, to celebrate their World Series championship win.

Fatal police shooting of Amadou Diallo

Community members help carry the body of Amadou
Photo Credit: Newsday / Sune Woods

Community members help carry the body of Amadou Diallo out of The Islamic Cultural Center of New York after his funeral service on Feb. 12, 1999. Diallo, an unarmed West African street vendor, was shot and killed in the Bronx by four NYPD officers on Feb. 4, 1999. The officers had fired 41 bullets; 19 hit Diallo. The officers were later acquitted of all charges at trial.

Yankees win 1999 World Series

Catcher Jorge Posada, of the New York Yankees,
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Stockman / Allsport

Catcher Jorge Posada, of the New York Yankees, leaps into the air with Mariano Rivera after defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in Game 4 to win the World Series championship on Oct. 27, 1999.

Yankees World Series parade

A view of the ticker-tape parade thrown for
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jed Jacobsohn

A view of the ticker-tape parade thrown for the Yankees on Oct. 29, 1999, to celebrate their World Series championship win.

Ringing in the 2000s

Actor and NYC 2000 chairman Ron Silver, left,
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Matt Campbell

Actor and NYC 2000 chairman Ron Silver, left, and Con Edison president and CEO Eugene McGrath watch as the New Year's Eve ball and "2000" numerals run through a light show during a test lighting on Dec. 1, 1999 at Hudson Scenic Studio in the Bronx.

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