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Downtown Ithaca- Past, Present and Future: Ithaca, New York

  • Rothchild Building 215 E State St Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)
Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Mark Iwinski,  This Was Now,

Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Mark Iwinski, This Was Now,

We’ll walk the streets of downtown Ithaca and discuss the history and character of the area.  We will unpack Ithaca’s history and the history of place-making to better understand how Ithaca fits into national trends and changes in thinking over the years.  We will question which changes have been successful and which have been failures/taken away from city life?  Finally we will discuss, measure and experience several factors that influence a streetscape: creating public spaces that are engaging places where people want to be or are undesirable where people feel uncomfortable or uninterested in lingering.

Our route will take us West along the commons, South on Home Dairy Alley, West on Green, North on Cayuga, East on Seneca

To find us, look for the yellow umbrella

Time(s): 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN in front of Madeline’s in the Rothchild Building – the former site of the Ithaca Hotel. SW corner of Aurora and The Commons.
  • END at Collegetown Bagels on Aurora Street and the opening of Two Wheels to Freedom: Ithaca’s First Annual Juried Bicycle Art Show.

Hosts: Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Bicycles, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.