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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.



Why were four kilted Nebraskans at the Cornell football game on Saturday? - The four Omaha-area friends spotted a winning Big Red score scrolling across an ESPN broadcast, and “Go Cornell!” became a rallying cry that eventually brought them to Ithaca.
Cupcake contest Saturday on Ithaca Commons for the Sophie Fund - Ithaca mental health organization The Sophie Fund is hosting its second annual cupcake baking contest this Saturday, October 14th. The contest, for amateur bakers only, will feature over $500 in prizes.
Emergency meeting called for Buffalo Street Books owners - Six years ago, an effort to turn a declining independent bookstore in Downtown Ithaca into a community-owned cooperative saved Buffalo Street Books, and now the store's executive board has called an emergency meeting to decide what's next.
Book signing and tasting event for the latest Moosewood cookbook - It's been 40 years since Mollie Katzen's “Moosewood Cookbook” took the revolutionary ideas of a natural food eatery and put vegetarian cooking on America's dinner plate, and this week, Ithaca's Moosewood restaurant celebrates the release of an all-new cookbook.
Ithaca Police Department Ithaca teen arrested for grand larceny in recent purse snatching - A 16-year-old Ithaca resident was arrested this week and charged with grand larceny after an investigation into a robbery that occurred last week, police say. The victim had met the suspect “in order to sell a purse.”
Downtown show will be Jimkata farewell and a band battle - Downtown Ithaca's CFCU summer concert series ends this Thursday with a Battle of the Bands contest followed by Jimkata's final Ithaca show. The popular local band says they're going “on hold indefinitely.”
Detour South Albany blocks closing for about a month for gas line work - The City of Ithaca says NYSEG crews will be working on a gas line on the 300 and 400 blocks of South Albany Street, so the road will be closed to thru traffic during work hours starting Tuesday.
Celebrating a year with the reborn Simeon’s on the Ithaca Commons - This week, we're celebrating the first anniversary of Simeon's reopening in Downtown Ithaca. The iconic corner restaurant reopened last August just over two years after a tragic accident forced them to close.
A busy Thursday includes Gunpoets show, now a Harvey benefit - The United Way says proceeds from sales of cups and shirts at today's Gunpoets show on the Ithaca Commons will go to the Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. That's just one of the worthwhile things going on tonight.
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!