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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.



Sunny Days, on the corner of Cayuga and Green Streets in Downtown Ithaca. Small Business Saturday? Cyber Monday? Shop Ithaca. - You might have gone shopping today, taking advantage of Black Friday sales. More recently, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have become popular. We simply suggest shopping Ithaca.
The author running in a particularly chilly Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes 5K. Photo by Judson Powers. Get outside! How to dress for running in the cold - The start of the holiday season is a good reminder to stay active and burn off those holiday feast calories! Here are some general guidelines and tips to keep running through the winter.
Masterful latte art at the Carriage House Cafe. Where to celebrate National Espresso Day in Ithaca? So many choices! - The Internet says there's a “National ___ Day” for just about everything, but we're really excited about National Espresso Day, which is this Wednesday, November 23rd. Ithaca has plenty of great cafés where we can celebrate!
thanksgiving-stuffing 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.
Bring socks to Dobby! Dobby the house elf says bring socks to Sunny Days! - Got socks? If you have brand new, warm socks to spare, Sunny Days has launched a “Dobby Sock Drive” to benefit the Women’s Opportunity Center.
A vigil at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in June. 14850 file photo. “Light and Love Vigil” scheduled for today on Ithaca Commons - “You might, like me, believe we need to send a strong message of love.” That's the word from one of the organizers of a “Light and Love Vigil” that's been scheduled for this evening on the Ithaca Commons.
blueberry pancakes Where should you eat on Election Day in and around Ithaca? - Pancake breakfasts? Bake sales? Spaghetti suppers? Election day eats are a big deal in much of the country, and Ithaca is no exception.
Rotarians preparing breakfast. Photo provided. Ithaca Rotary Clubs gear up for annual election day pancake breakfast - When election day rolls around, Tompkins County residents get to vote for plain pancakes or blueberry pancakes at the annual Rotary Clubs election day pancake breakfast. The 43rd annual pancake breakfast will be at Coltivare, on South Cayuga Street.
Waffles at Waffle Frolic! 14850 file photo. Is Brunch Fest the most perfectly Ithaca event ever? Yes. Yes it is. - We like brunch. You like brunch. Nearly everyone likes brunch, at least if they're being honest with themselves, and that may be why Ithaca has such great brunch variety. It's also why the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is hosting the first-ever Ithaca Brunch Fest on the Commons this Saturday.
First Presbyterian Church Organ Fifth annual Spooktacular Organ Concert downtown this Saturday - Round up the kids and some fun costumes and head to Downtown Ithaca this Saturday evening for the fifth annual Spooktacular Halloween Organ Concert at the First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Court and Cayuga Streets.