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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.



Work is nearly done at Simeon's on the Commons. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Clinton. As work on Simeon’s nears completion, North Aurora will be reduced to one lane this week - Repairs to the building in Downtown Ithaca that includes the iconic Simeon's restaurant are nearly done, and the City of Ithaca is narrowing the 100 block of North Aurora Street to one lane this week to allow for water hookups.
felicias-frittata Brunch may be the best idea ever, and Ithaca has a great variety! - This week, we're contemplating the idea that brunch may be the best invention ever. That hybrid of breakfast and lunch, served at a civilized hour, perhaps with a cocktail, and certainly with a cup of coffee, is a relaxing treat for a weekend or even a midday indulgence on a weekday.
A past Bike to Work Day breakfast station. Photo courtesy of Ray Weaver. Great weather on deck for Bike to Work Day, featuring free breakfast around Ithaca - Area residents who bike to work or school this Friday, May 20, the local Bike-to-Work Day as part of National Bike Month, will be treated to breakfast courtesy of several Ithaca-area organizations. Breakfast stations will be available around Downtown Ithaca and Fall Creek, and on the hills around Ithaca. A past Bike to Work Day breakfast station. Photo courtesy of Ray Weaver. There will be free breakfast foods and beverages and bike-related or commuting-related giveaways at several locations around the Ithaca area and Cornell University campus from 7-10am on Friday. In Downtown Ithaca, Boxy Bikes is hosting a breakfast station at Press Bay Alley, and Ithaca Carshare and Bike Walk Tompkins are hosting a station in front of Dewitt Mall, with coffee from Waffle Frolic, bagels and pastries from Collegetown Bagels, and fresh fruit and juice. The Sustainability Center is hosting a station at 214 Elmira Road in Ithaca’s Southwest, the Space at GreenStar has a station at their Fulton Street location along the waterfront trail, and the Finger Lakes Cycling Club will host a station on West Hill. North of downtown, BiciCocina will be at the Quaker Meetinghouse Courtyard at the corner of Third Street and Madison Street, and [...]
That's house-cured bacon on that bloody mary. Underground comfort food at Bandwagon Brewpub’s new Sunday brunch - Here at 14850 Dining we love a good brunch, so it's nice to see a favorite local restaurant add brunch to their repertoire. That's what happened this spring with Bandwagon Brewpub in Downtown Ithaca.
Ithaca's First Baptist Church. Image provided. Friday’s “Love Beyond Borders” concert will welcome refugees to Ithaca - A “Love Beyond Borders” concert Friday evening in Downtown Ithaca will support the “Ithaca Welcomes Refugees” initiative with performances by several well-known musicians and musical groups.
Detour North Aurora Street closed for hydrant work Thursday and Friday - The 400 block of North Aurora Street will be closed for hydrant replacement work, which could lead to a water outage in the area.
Eggs and mini potato pancakes make a great basic breakfast at Hal's. Hal’s Deli, now 55 years old, continues a Downtown Ithaca tradition - Happy 55th birthday this spring to Hal's Deli! The downtown eatery on Restaurant Row has offered inexpensive breakfasts and overstuffed sandwiches to countless generations of students and locals.
Lou Cassaniti's hot dog cart on the Commons. 14850 file photo. Fifteenth annual Hot Dog Day for Tompkins SPCA on the Commons this Friday - The fifteenth anniversary “Hot Dog Day” on the Ithaca Commons today features a benefit hot dog sale for the Tompkins County SPCA, and an opportunity to meet cats and dogs available for adoption. Lou Cassaniti donates 100% of proceeds to the SPCA today.
Streets Alive, this Sunday afternoon in Fall Creek and Downtown. Bike, walk, and roll, but don’t drive: North Cayuga closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive fair - North Cayuga Street, which runs from the heart of Downtown Ithaca north through Fall Creek towards Stewart Park, and West Court Street from Cayuga Street to GIAC, will be closed Sunday afternoon for "Streets Alive!" from Boynton Middle School to GIAC, from 1-5pm on May 1st.
Fancy Coffee Two favorite Ithaca restaurants add brunch, starting this Sunday - We like brunch. If you've been reading 14850 Dining for a while, you probably know that. This weekend, two great Ithaca restaurants jump into the brunch fray: Bandwagon Brewpub and Gola Osteria.