The 1980s saw a rebirth of Wall Street, and the city reclaimed its role at the center of the world-wide financial industry. In the 1990s, racial tensions had calmed, crime rates dropped drastically and, bolstered by waves of new immigrants arrived from Asia and Latin America, the outflow of population turned around.
September 11th, 2001, NYC was the site of terrorist attacks, Nearly 3000 were killed when terrorists overtook two planes and crashed them into the WTC. A monument called the Freedom Tower is said to be built in it's place between now and 2020.