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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.



Food as science in upcoming Ithaca is Foodies tour - We've all heard there are “five basic tastes” we can discern (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami), and this month’s Ithaca is Foodies culinary tour sets out to explore Downtown Ithaca’s flavors in a way that highlights each.
Cornell Police CUPD vehicle. Cornell and Ithaca police investigating indecent exposure and assault cases - The Cornell University Police Department and Ithaca Police Department are investigating a trio of incidents that could be related, involving indecent exposure and groping. Cornell Police notified the campus community Thursday of an early morning incident in which a man entered a bathroom and exposed himself to a female student who was showering. The victim said the white man appeared to be 30-35 years old, about 5’8″ tall, with an oval shaped face and faint blond stubble, wearing a gray sweatshirt with black sleeves, a blue flat-brimmed hat, blue pants, and possibly white high-top sneakers. CUPD asks that anyone who might have information about the incident call them at 607-255-1111. The Ithaca Police Department announced Thursday night they were investigating a pair of “possibly related” incidents that occurred in the city early this evening. At about 7:20pm, police responded to a report of a man walking up behind a woman and forcibly grabbing “intimate parts of her body” in the area of Cascadilla Street and North Geneva Street. The woman yelled for help, and “other pedestrians in the area” came to her assistance, but the suspect fled southbound. Almost 20 minutes later, police responded to an incident in the 400 [...]
What’s next? Bickering Twins opening a restaurant in Downtown Ithaca - After a year and a half of pop-up taco nights and catering events around town, the Bickering Twins have revealed their plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former Bandwagon Brewpub space in Downtown Ithaca.
Vegan eats and drinks at Ten Forward Cafe on the Ithaca Commons - Open since March 2017 on the second floor of Autumn Leaves Books, Ten Forward offers Star Trek themed coffee drinks, shakes, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and salads, all of it vegan.
5th annual Fat Tuesday benefit for United Way at Lot 10 this Tuesday - There are lots of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras 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 celebrity guest bartenders and music from the DixieKats.
Downtown Ithaca features not one but two chili events this Saturday! - The 20th annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off is sure to draw crowds to the Ithaca Commons, but there's a free “Anti Capitalist Chili Fest” this year, too.
Celebrating National Pizza Day with Ithaca’s great pizzeria variety - National Pizza Day is this week, and 14850 Dining is celebrating with a look at some of Ithaca’s amazing pizza offerings.
Weekly free “Monks & Friends” tasting series kicks off this Thursday - Monks on the Commons, the bar and restaurant in the lobby of the Downtown Ithaca Marriott, prides itself on serving lots of local food and drink, and this week they're kicking off a weekly series of tastings that will showcase some of their vendors.
Gallery Night Ithaca logo Art around Downtown Ithaca for First Friday Gallery Night - Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to get out in the winter, and First Friday Gallery Night is a great excuse to do some exploring of Downtown Ithaca in search of some new art.
Ithaca Fire Department Engine 909 Dog safe after starting accidental kitchen fire - “Another fire that could have been worse” was extinguished early Monday evening after a pet dog accidentally started a kitchen fire in an upstairs apartment on a downtown Ithaca block.