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We’ve published 14850 Magazine since 1992, 14850 Dining since 1999, and 14850 Today since 2001, providing timely news and information to the Ithaca and Tompkins County community.

The new Ithaca Commons.Downtown Ithaca is the neighborhood that stretches a few blocks from the Ithaca Commons, the pedestrian mall in the middle of the City of Ithaca. State Street, running through the middle of the City, was closed off for two blocks around 1970 to create this scenic downtown pedestrian mall where shoppers and diners can stroll. State Street also links Ithaca (as Route 79) to Richford and Whitney Point to the east, and Mecklenburg and Watkins Glen to the west.

Our company was founded in Downtown Ithaca, and we encourage you to visit.



Ithaca’s new downtown vegan cafe, Ten Forward has a Star Trek theme - A launch party on Saturday afternoon will welcome Ten Forward, Downtown Ithaca's new vegan cafe, run by Tammie Olsefski, also the owner of the Star Truck.
Free parking in Ithaca garages extended to Wednesday night - The City of Ithaca wants cars off city streets so snow can be cleared during this week's winter storm, and they've extended the free parking offer to Wednesday, not just Tuesday night, in three parking garages.
After 56 years, iconic Hal’s Deli in Downtown Ithaca is closing this spring - This week, we share the news that Hal's Deli will close this spring after 56 years in Downtown Ithaca. The eatery on Restaurant Row has offered inexpensive breakfasts and overstuffed sandwiches to countless generations of students and locals.
4th annual Fat Tuesday benefit for United Way at Lot 10 this Tuesday - There are lots of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras here in Ithaca, and one of the best is the annual Fat Tuesday fundraiser for the United Way of Tompkins County at Lot 10. This year's once again features guest bartenders and music from the DixieKats.
Share the Love at The Range Drag show fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at the Range - “Share the Love,” a drag show and fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, is this Thursday night at The Range! House of Merlot, a local drag troupe, is hosting the extravaganza.
Food with a Moroccan flair at Downtown Ithaca’s newest pizzeria - This week we're at Due Amici Ristorante on the Ithaca Commons. This new pizzeria also offers Italian and middle eastern dishes with a Moroccan flair.
Ithaca landmark commission approves development on old library site - Despite vocal opposition from some residents in the Dewitt Park Historical District, the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a plan to develop the site of the old Tompkins County Public Library with new housing.
The Tompkins County Public Library. The Tompkins County Library is closed, but you have other options around Ithaca! - The Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca is closed through February 19th for some renovations, but our local library folks have scheduled some events around town and have other suggestions if you want to keep reading.
Downtown Ithaca features not one but two chili events this Saturday! - The 19th annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off is sure to draw crowds to the Ithaca Commons tomorrow, but there's a free “Anti Capitalist Chili Fest” this year, too.
2017 is the “Year of the Woman” in Tompkins County - Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen, a noted local author and historian, will read Tompkins County's proclamation making 2017 the Year of the Woman at the rally that's part of Saturday's Women's March in Ithaca.