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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.



Simeon's on the Commons is reopening this Friday! 14850 Photo by Mark H. Anbinder. Simeon’s is opening Friday! Simeon’s is opening Friday! - A little over two years after a tragic accident, Simeon's on the Commons is reopening to the public this Friday afternoon, August 26th. The building has undergone a huge renovation in the meantime, and the fencing surrounding it is finally gone.
Emergency responders at the scene of an accident Saturday night in which a pedestrian was hit. 14850 photo. Pedestrian taken to hospital after he’s struck in downtown Ithaca crosswalk - A man struck by a car as he crossed the street Saturday evening was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. Emergency responders from Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, and Bangs Ambulance were on the scene soon after the accident, which occurred at about 10:30pm Saturday.
Fresh pasta dishes whipped up while you wait, at the Circus Truck. Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what’s for dinner? - Here at 14850 Dining, we like to say that Ithaca and its surroundings have the most restaurants per capita of any area in the United States. Every year about this time, we know people are looking around and wondering where to eat. We have some ideas!
Brown water running from a City of Ithaca fire hydrant. Photo courtesy Amanda Bartley. Water main break spreads reddish brown water around Ithaca again - An early afternoon water main break on Cecil A. Malone Drive was responsible for brown water spreading through Ithaca's west end, southwest, and downtown water supply on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Department of Public Works.
An American Red Cross blood drive. Photo by Renee Abu-Zaghibra/The Skyline View used under Creative Commons license. Donate blood this month and get a $5 Amazon gift card - This month, the American Red Cross says they're offering a $5 Amazon gift card to entice blood donors to come help with the current urgent need for blood and platelet donations. Several donations are scheduled in and around Ithaca over the next few weeks.
The Range opens tonight in Downtown Ithaca. 14850 Photo. Brand new music venue hits the Commons with 2nd floor The Range - Two of Ithaca's veteran bar owners have teamed up on a new venture that will bring a regular live music venue back to the Ithaca Commons for the first time in a long time. The Range opens tonight at 119 East State Street.
These two young men from Gryffindor won the Buffalo Street Books costume contest. Latest Harry Potter book lands in Ithaca with festivities at BSB - “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” went on sale at 12:01am in Downtown Ithaca after two hours of games and contests and refreshments at Buffalo Street Books. The local bookstore brought in 200 copies for the event, and still has some left today.
buffalo-street-potter Bottomless Butterbeer at Buffalo Street Books for Harry Potter book event - Buy your books online and you miss all the fun! That's the message from Buffalo Street Books, which is hosting a “Magical Midnight Release Party” for the new Harry Potter book that's coming out tonight. The festivities begin at 10pm.
The Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons isn't quite ready to open next month. 14850 Photo. Construction delays push back opening of new Ithaca Marriott hotel - The building's shell is complete and the huge construction crane came down last month, but delays mean the new Ithaca Marriott Hotel scheduled to open in Downtown Ithaca this summer won't be ready to open until October.
The Perfect Burger at the Ithaca Ale House. 14850 file photo. Nominate now: Ithaca Ale House in the running for Upstate New York’s best burger - Do you have a favorite burger in Ithaca? The Ithaca Ale House hopes you'll say it's theirs, and they're asking fans to nominate them for “best burger in Upstate New York.”