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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.



Welcome to Ithaca! Now, what’s for dinner? - 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!
Ithaca will enforce dog rule after making altruistic vendor a scapegoat - The City of Ithaca says they'll begin enforcing a widely ignored, and rarely enforced, “no dogs on the Ithaca Commons” rule “for everyone,” two weeks after sending a letter threatening a popular hot dog vendor.
New video from Kurt Riley, who’s playing tonight in Downtown Ithaca concert - Kurt Riley has a new music video, just in time to tempt us to head to tonight's Downtown Ithaca summer concert, where Kurt and band are on a double bill with the Fall Creek Brass Band.
Downtown Ithaca Employee Week A week of special offers if you work in Downtown Ithaca! - It's Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week, which means a week of giveaways, treats, and other perks just for people who work for downtown shops and businesses.
Detour South Albany Street closed for two weeks for watermain replacement - The 100 block of South Albany will be closed for two weeks starting Monday to replace a 126-year-old water main, according to the Ithaca Department of Public Works. West Green will be narrowed for the first two days.
Kitty Cafe at Tompkins Library next Thursday - The Tompkins County Public Library and Browncoat Cat Rescue are teaming up to bring adoptable cats and kittens for animal lovers to meet on Thursday afternoon.
Something old, something new, in Downtown Ithaca concert series - Something new this week for Ithaca's Summer Concert Series. This Thursday features local musicians covering the music of local musicians! The “We've Got You Covered” show is hosted by the Cosmic Joke Collective.
South Cayuga block closed this Thursday and Friday - The 100 block of South Cayuga Street between State Street and Green Street will be closed to traffic this Thursday and Friday, according to the City of Ithaca.
$5 food and drink deals around town this week thanks to Bite of Ithaca - A couple dozen eateries in and around Ithaca are offering small bites so you can try their offerings, including appetizers, tapas, drinks, or mini versions of popular menu items. Each bite is just five bucks.
Dining al fresco at Downtown Ithaca’s Monks on the Commons - This week, we're dining on the patio at Monks on the Commons. The southern-inspired restaurant in the Ithaca Marriott has been offering patio service when the weather allows, with frequent BBQs and music.