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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.



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.
Nicky Wood and the ’80s Dance Party are back, starting tonight at The Range! - The Fabulous '80s Dance Party was a weekly DJ night at the Haunt for many years, but after a long hiatus, DJ Nicky Wood is starting anew, tonight at the Range!
Not one but TWO winter farmers markets kick off this weekend! - The Ithaca Farmers Market has hosted an indoor winter market for the last several years. This year's Saturday market opens tomorrow, and it's joined by a brand new Sunday market taking place right downtown.
Champagne glasses What’s the plan for New Year’s Eve (and Day) in Ithaca? - For several years, we've been compiling Ithaca's most comprehensive listing of eateries that are open and closed around the holidays. This week, we want to pay special attention to the special dining plans for New Year's Eve.
Ithaca-area holiday dining – Who’s open and closed for the upcoming holiday weekends? - Where can you dine in and around Ithaca and Tompkins County over the upcoming holiday weekends? Some eateries are open over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays, and we've got details on when restaurants will be open and closed.
Press Bay Alley hosting a Holiday Market this afternoon - Haven't finished your holiday weekend food shopping? Want a chance to grab some local produce in Downtown Ithaca? Swing by Press Bay Alley this afternoon for their Holiday Farmers Market.
The Watershed is now open just off the Ithaca Commons - Bringing a philosophy of comfortable and inviting refreshments to a new gathering space in Downtown Ithaca, the Watershed opens this afternoon with a “conversational atmosphere” alongside the “delicious beverages and comfort food.”
Local flavor: Ithaca Marriott opens with familiar faces behind the food and drink - The Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons is finally opening its doors to the public today, and local residents will be pleased to see familiar faces on the staff -- especially in the all-important areas of food and drink.
Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival Winter scenes from the Ithaca Ice Festival - The Ithaca Ice Festival features masterful ice carving, an ice bar, a chowder cookoff, and plenty of fun for everyone! Have you checked it out yet in Downtown Ithaca?
Business boomed when McNeil Music moved to Downtown Ithaca, but it wasn’t enough - “I really thought we were doomed to closing back in 2011,” says Eric Laine, owner of the 65-year-old McNeil Music, which is closing its doors next month. “Moving downtown helped in many ways.”