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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.



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!
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.