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1990s Downtown Manhattan Was The Coolest Place On Earth

All images via the best 1990s Manhattan photo blog on the web — bar none — Gregoire Alessandrini's New York City in the 1990s.

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The great photos of Gregoire Alessandrini.

Gregoire Alessandrini, who is currently a director of video production at Louis Vuitton in his native France, spent 1991 — 1998 in New York City as a student.

During that time, he took many, many great photos of Manhattan.

Great photos of the Times Square.

Great photos of the World Trade Center.

Great photos of graffiti and murals.

Even great photos of Wigstock 1992!

And, he took great photos of downtown Manhattan.

If you lived in New York in the 1990s, see how many of these scenes you remember.

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