I just added New York in the 1990's Photo Archives to that jumbled mess of a blogroll over on the right-hand side of this page.
A little background: As a student here in the early-to-mid 1990s, Grégoire Alessandrini was always carrying a camera around with him... and he has been uploading the photos from that time to his blog. (Alex has featured his work at Flaming Pablum while Curbed has also highlighted his photos of Times Square and the Meatpacking District.)
I wanted to point out a few of his photos from the East Village, where he lived on Avenue A and East 12th Street. He lives in Paris these days (Vélib, the bike-share program, works very well there, he says) ... Regarding the photos: "I really do miss these times."
St. Mark's Place
East 14th Street
100 Avenue A
Eddie's Tower of Toys on East Sixth Street
The Bowery at Bond
Wigstock, Tompkins Square Park
You can spend your holiday weekend now rooting through his photo archives here.