Jan. 1, 1990: Buffalo's upbeat outlook for the '90s after the bruising '80s - The Buffalo News

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Jan. 1, 1990: Buffalo's upbeat outlook for the '90s after the bruising '80s

It’s difficult for many of us to believe, but as of right now, parts of the 1990s were 25 years ago.

While the very beginning of the decade was filled for hope for Western New York, and seeds which were planted then are now the strongly rooted foundations of Buffalo’s resurgence, the 1990s were still a decade of growing pains. The direction, however, was usually the right one.

Outlook is upbeat after bruising 80s

"The '80s was the great paradox," said Common Council Majority Leader James W. Pitts. "It was a time when the city perhaps began on the road to recovery, while at the time traveling backwards."

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