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ITHACA, NY : The Cultural Magnet Destination City

The central New York city of Ithaca, NY is the cultural magnet destination city of the tri-state region of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Please visit the following links for Art Galleries, About Ithaca, Ithaca Dance Spots, Hotels - Inns, Recommended Restaurants, Ithaca Sites to See, Ithaca Theater, Concerts, Ensembles, Academia, Academic, Ithaca College, Cornell University, TC3, Romantic Spots, Camping and Trail - Hiking, Movies, Movies, Movies, Downtown Development Projects, Community Suggestion Box, Weekly On - Going Events Downtown, Recommended Shopping Page, Internet Access to good Products and Services, Sports & Buffalo Teams, Sports, New York Teams, Internet Plug-in Spots, Ithaca Coffee Houses - Open Mikes, Readings, Poetry, Noveletts, Children's Stories, Child's World, Baby-sitters, Babysitters,, Latest Sports, Method of Reporting, Dryden Report, Trumansburg Report, Cortland Scene, Lansing Report, Spenser Report, Connections (Links Page), and Ithaca Night Life. Thank you for visiting!


The Commons in Downtown Ithaca NY is an exciting place to shop at any time of year! The Ithaca Commons is in the heart of downtown Ithaca and is one of the few outdoor pedestrian malls left in America. The Commons features locally owned one-of-a-kind specialty shops and is Ithaca's alternative to 'cookie-cutter' malls. Offering everything from local handcrafts to Scandanivan furniture, evening wear to camping gear, and educational toys to electric guitars, no two stores are alike. A block away, in what was once Ithaca's old high school, is the DeWitt Mall, which features distinctive shops and restaurants, including the world famous Moosewood Restaurant.

Antiques & Coins

KENDALL'S COINS & STAMP, Dewitt Mall, Ground Floor, 607-277-3301
Great Selection of unique coins & stamps for the collector, or as a gift. Buying and selling stamps, coins and bulk silver and gold.
PASTIMES ANTIQUES, DeWitt Mall, 607-277-3457
A fun affordable antique shop in the heart of Ithaca.

Art Galleries & Framing

ARTIFAX Gallery & Frame Shop, 124 South Cayuga St., 607-272-3121
The Place For Art Value And Service.
ARTSPACE at the Clinton House, 116 N. Cayuga St., 607-273-5072
A Public Gallery Space in Downtown Ithaca.
CSMA Gallery, 330 E. State St., 607-272-1474
Another great gallery in central Ithaca.
Community Ithaca Sub Directory, 103 West Senaca St, Suite 206A, 607-279-9833
INK SHOP Printmaking Center, 102 W. State St., 607-256-8918
Ithaca's own print making resource center.
SHANGRI-LA ART, 156 The Commons, 607-272-6156
Internationally acclaimed art exhibits.
SOLA Gallery, DeWitt Mall, 607-272-2927
The gallery features original prints from all over the world, as well as handcrafted jewerly, rugs and ceramics.
STATE OF THE ART Gallery, 120 West State St., 607-277-1626
Fine Painting and Sculpture exhibits.
THE INK SHOP Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press, 102 W. State St., 2nd Fl., 607-277-3884
Printmakers' center, fine art press and gallery which offers professional facilities for the making of fine art prints.
TITUS GALLERY, 222 The Commons, 607-277-2649
Watercolors of Ithaca, Antiques from many countries and quality handcrafted jewelry.
UPSTAIRS Gallery, DeWitt Mall, 607-272-8614
Contemporary Painting and Sculpture exhibits.

Auto Repair

PATTERSON'S Service Station, 221 N. Aurora St., 607-273-0322
Auto repair and service.

Bank & Financial

BANK OF AMERICA, 202 The Commons, 607-275-3147
Meeting the banking needs of Tompkins County.
HSBC, 300 N. Tioga St., 607-273-1431
Banking, Lending, Investments, Mortgages, Insurance. Three area branches plus ATM's at Cornell & Ithaca College.
M&T BANK, 118 N. Tioga St., 607-274-8999
Banking is their business.
SALOMON SMITH BARNEY (Brokerage), 105 N. Tioga St., 607-273-1190
Investments and brokerage firm.
TOMPKINS TRUST COMPANY, 110 N. Tioga St., 607-273-3210


AUTUMN LEAVES Used Books, 115 The Commons, 607-273-8239
Sixty thousand carefully chosen used books, ten thousand used records, and a cafe'- All under one roof.
BOOKERY 1 & 2, DeWitt Mall, 607-273-5055
Two Bookstores under one roof, Bookery I is used books and Bookery II is new books.
COLOPHON Books Inc., 205 N. Aurora St., 607-277-5608
New, used and out of print books. UK imports available, special orders always welcome.
COMICS FOR COLLECTORS, 207 N. Aurora St., 607-272-3007
Large variety of comics: new releases, back issues, limited editions and more.
ITHACA BOOKS, 111A The Commons, 607-277-4886
Large collection of used, out of print, and new discounted books.
NEW ALEXANDRIAN Books, 110-2 N. Cayuga St., 607-272-1663
New age and metaphysical bookstore specializing in philosophy mysticism and religion.
SHANGRI LA PUBLICATIONS, 156 The Commons, 607-272-6156
Internationally acclaimed publisher of academic books in the arts and humanities.
TOMPKINS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 101 E. Green St., 607-272-4457
The largest public library in the Finger Lakes.

Children's Toys & Clothing

ALPHABET SOUP, 133 The Commons, 607-272-6885
Best selection of fun and creative toys, as well as books, music, puzzles and much more!
CAT'S PAJAMAS, Dewitt Mall, 607-272-5582
Ithaca's General Store for kids and kids at heart!

Clothing - General

BENJAMIN PETERS, 120 The Commons, 607-273-1371
Updated traditional mens clothing store featuring suits, sportswear and shoes for men and women.
BRICK CITY - Urban Clothing, 320 E. State St., 607-275-9573
Ithaca's Urban clothing connection.
EVOLUTION 102, 102 The Commons, 607-272-0102
Trendy clothing for men and women for the club scene.
LOOSE THREADS, 118 The Commons, 607-275-3359
New, used and vintage clothing, a little bit of everything for everyone.
SERVICE LEAGUE THRIFT SHOP, 104 W. Seneca St. 607-272-2120
Affordable Used Clothing.
SHANGRI-LA GIFTS, 156 The Commons, 607-272-6156
Specially designed clothing for that special occassion in your life!
TRADER K'S, 215 The Commons, 607-272-4011
Huge selection of brand name used clothing, from women's men's, kids and maternity. We pay cash for your clothes. Call for details.

Clothing - Men's

MORRIS' MEN'S WEAR, 134 The Commons, 607-272-3761
Clothing, suits, accessories and tuxedo sales and rentals since 1905.

Clothing - Women's

APRIL CORNELL, 154 The Commons, 607-277-5515
April Cornell - Desigining for a lifestyle!
BODYGEAR, Fitness & Dance, 150 The Commons, 607-273-4327
Source for dancewear, shoes, gifts and accessories, plus fitness wear and reef sandals.
EASY STREET, Center Ithaca, 607-272-2115
Casual clothing for the modern day woman.
HOUSE OF SHALIMAR, 142 The Commons, 607-273-7939
Imported clothing for women and gifts.
INNOVATIONS Salon & Clothing Boutique, 114 N. Cayuga St., 607-273-5008
An Aveda Concept Salon and Clothing Boutique.
MORRIS' TOO, 136 The Commons, 607-272-7385
A wide selection of styles and fabrics for budget-minded women. The best kept secret in Ithaca!
POOKIE & SEBASTIAN, 123 S. Cayuga St., 607-275-9059
Where all the college students shop. Best selection of jeans and clothing trends.
UNIQUE WORLD, 105 The Commons, 607-272-8750
Women's clothing and art gallery.

Compact Discs & Stereos

SOUNDS FINE, Center Ithaca, 607-277-4766
New and used CD's, DVD's, local releases and more. We specialize in music!

Craft Galleries

15 STEPS, Center Ithaca, 607-272-4902
American crafts, International design, Handcrafted jewelry AMERICAN CRAFTS by Robbie Dein, 158 The Commons, 607-277-2846
Pottery, jewelry, glass, and wood works all made in the US.
DYNAMIC PATTERNS Pottery Studio, 121 S. Cayuga St., 607-256-8924
A paint and make your own pottery studio for expressing your creativity and having some fun.
HANDWORKS, 102 - 106 W. State St., 607-273-9400
Ithaca's cooperative craft store.
SHANGRI-LA Gifts & Art, 156 The Commons, 607-272-6156
Ithaca's unique source for designer goods, furs, silks and much more!
SPIRIT & KITSCH, 148 The Commons, 607-277-4914
A unique gallery of art and fun things.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, Center Ithaca, 607-256-0616
Handmade craft store carrying merchandise from around the world acquired through fair trading practices.

Dance Classes

NEW ENGLAND BALLET COMPANY, 108 West State Street, 2nd Fl., 607-269-0071
Committed to the belief in the performing arts of dance, music, and theater.
TRI FALCON and Dove Dance Academy, 607-279-9833
Offering low cost dance lessons from easy basics to performance and competition levels.

Fabric & Yarn

HOMESPUN BOUTIQUE, 314 E. State St., 607-277-3597
Fine fabrics, knitting, yarns and sewing tools. SHANGRI-LA SILKS, 156 The Commons, 607-272-6156
Internationally acclaimed silk velvets that we design and sell for retail and wholesale markets.


BOOL'S FLOWER SHOP, 209 N. Aurora St., 607-272-8410
Beautiful arrangements and gifts.
THE PLANTATION, 130 The Commons, 607-273-7231
Exquisite flowers, tropical plants, bonsai, ballons, candles, Godiva chocolates, Caswell-Massey soaps, fine china and crystal, Christmas collectibles and more!

Gas & Fuel

SUNOCO & A-PLUS MiniMarket, 210 S. Cayuga St., 607-277-6266
Convenience Store, Gas, and Goods to Go!

Gifts, Novelties & Souvenirs

3-D LIGHT, 109 The Commons, 607-273-1187
Gift and novelties for all ages!
BEADS!, 144 E. State St., 607-256-3618
Design and craft your own jewelry!! Call for details!
BEYOND THE WALL, 112 The Commons, 607-273-1780
Thousands of images, from fine art to novelty, custom and pre-made frames at the best price in town.
ITHACA HEMP COMPANY, 208A The Commons, 607-272-3900
Items made from hemp as well as a selection of other earth friendly goods.
JABBERWOCK, 110 The Commons, 607-273-3976
New and old beads, cloths, rocks, and glass.
NIGHT & DAY, 135 The Commons, 607-272-0975
Ithaca gifts and souveniers.
TIBET STORE, 107B The Commons, 607-272-3785
International gifts from the Far East.
TOKO Imports, Dewitt Mall, 607-277-3780
TRENDS, 119 E. State St.
Home furnishings including tables, lamps, pasta bowl sets, wall decor, candles, greeting cards, and collectibles.
T-SHIRT EXPRESSIONS, 210 The Commons, 607-273-6667
T-shirts, souvenirs, hats for Ithaca, Cornell University and Ithaca College. Home of the Ithaca is Gorges T-shirt!


COMMONS MARKET, 112 N. Aurora St., 607-273-3236
A convenient shop to pick up everyday grocery necessities.
ITHACA FARMERS MARKET, P.O. Box 6575, 607-387-6952
Celebrating 30 years of cultivating the earth and community.
OASIS NATURAL GROCERY, DeWitt Mall, 607-273-8213
Providing natural food and products for health conscious consumers.

Hair and Beauty

ABOUT FACE Electrolysis, DeWitt Mall, 607-273-4987
Electrolysis treatments daily. Call for details.
ALTA SPA Awura-Abena, 308 E. State St., 607-273-6818
If your not becoming to yourself you should be coming to us.
CENTER HAIRCUTTERS, Center Ithaca, 607-272-8685
Haircuts at reasonable prices.
CHANGES CUTTING STUDIO, 120 N. Aurora St., 607-272-0090
A place to change.
CORNELL BARBER SHOP, 224 E. State St., 607-273-6022
Authentic barbershop atmosphere at a reasonable price.
DART'S BEAUTY SHOP, 113 W. State St., 607-272-9098
Hairstyling and pampering!
GAYLE'S UPTOWN SALON, 206 W. Green St., 607-273-6461
Keeping you beautiful from hair to nails!
HAIRY CARARY, 116 N. Cayuga St., 607-273-2221
Haircuts with and in style.
INNOVATIONS Beauty Salon, 114 N. Cayuga St., 607-273-5008
Full-service Aveeda salon.
ITHACUTS, 103 S. Cayuga St., 607-275-9413
Haircuts for all types of hair, by JinSoo Kim.
JULIE STONE SALON, 124 The Commons, 607-275-3640
Get pampered here!
RESISTANCE SALON, 156 The Commons, 607-272-5532
Your place for great styles in the heart of The Commons!
SALON SALON, 309 E. Buffalo St., 607-277-1245
Syling at its best.
SCISSORHANDS SALON, 110 W. Seneca St., 607-275-0841
Cutting edge fashions.
SUN MIST AFRICA, LLC, 118 South Cayuga Street 273-6067
Featuring UV free tanning, tanning products, manicures and pedicures.

Home Furnishings

CARPET BAZAAR, 214 W. State St., 607-272-5089
Wide selection of flooring for your home or office.
CONTEMPORARY TRENDS, 121 N. Aurora St., 607-273-5142
Scandinavian and American furniture and accessories.
DECORUM, 124 The Commons, 607-273-7184
Rugs, furniture and artwork from the Far East.


AIGEN AGENCY, 102 Prospect St., 607-277-0433
Insurance Agency.
HealthNow NY, Center Ithaca, 607-273-2380
Health care insurance specialists.
ITHACA AGENCY Inc., 112 W. State St., 607-273-5353
Business and professional, worker's compensation specialists.
MetLife, 202 The Commons, 607-273-7341
Life Insurance Specialists.
THE MONY GROUP, 118 Prospect St., 607-272-2113
Insurance Agency.
TRUE INSURANCE, 124 Seneca Way, 607-273-7511
Auto, Life, Home Insurance.


MANSOUR Jewelers, 140 The Commons, 607-272-1810
Wide selection of fine designer and handmade jewelry.
SCHOOLEY'S Jewelers, 152 The Commons, 607-273-3471
Fine diamonds and gems, watches, and much more since 1937.


NOW YOU'RE COOKING, 116 The Commons, 607-272-5818
Kitchenware ranging from very basic everyday utensils to speciality items for the gourmet cook.

Massage & Physical Therapy

CRANE HILL, DeWitt Mall, 607-256-2603
Massage therapists.
FARNHAM Physical Therapy, 114 W. Buffalo St., 607-272-8869
Physical Therapists.
HANDS ON Physical Therapy, DeWitt Mall, 607-256-2603
Trigger point therapy for acute and chronic pain, integrating traditional PT and alternative therapies. 20 years experience.
HEALING HANDS of Ithaca, 108 W. Buffalo St., 607-272-9002
Massage therapists.
ITHACA MASSAGE THERAPY, 213 E. Seneca St., 607-275-9630
Massage therapists.
JONI LANDAU Hands of Treasure, 108 W. Buffalo St., 607-256-5110
Massage therapists.
THIRD FLOOR MASSAGE & Shiatsu Therapy, DeWitt Mall, 607-277-6585
Massage & Shiatsu therapy.
TIAMAT STUDIO, 136 E. State St., 607-277-9486
Massage therapists.

Musical Instruments

ITHACA GUITAR WORKS, DeWitt Mall, 607-272-2602
Sales and service of new and used stringed instruments and accessories.
RUMBLE SEAT MUSIC, 121 W. State St., 607-277-9236
Vintage guitars, amps effects, lessons, and records.

Newsstand & Smokeshops

MAYERS Smokeshop & Newstand, 318 E. State St., 607-272-1211
Magazines, newspapers and periodicals from local, national, and international sources; as well as books.
STATE STREET SMOKE SHOP, 124 W. State St., 607-272-3859
Smokeshop, news, and convenience.

Office Supplies & Photocopies

COPY EXPRESS of Ithaca, 206 N. Tioga St., 607-256-9964
Copying services.
ON PAPER Printing & Graphics, 108 W. Green St., 607-273-6406
We make you look good...On Paper.
RACE OFFICE Supply & Variety Store, 123 The Commons, 607-273-1011
An office aid for every trade!
THE UPS STORE, 101 The Commons, 607-256-0275
Photocoping and mailing needs.

Optometry & Hearing Aides

ITHACA CAYUGA OPTICAL Services, 134 The Commons, 607-273-4231
Since 1948, best source for quality lenses, frames, contact lenses and comprehensive eye examinations. Insurance accepted.
OPTIVISION of Ithaca, 106 The Commons, 607-272-7441
Complete eye exams, contact lenses (disposable/astimatic), frames, clipons, polarized sunwear, varilux, and superultraviolet. Insurance accepted. 1-hour service. Entire staff is NYS licensed.

Other & Misc.

Booksale Gallery, 103 W. State St., 607-272-1906
Ithaca's One Stop Adult Emporium.
Historic Ithaca, Inc., 109 W. State St., 607-273-6633
Preserves and sustains the legacy of the built environment in Tompkins County.
Historic Ithaca's State Theatre, 107 W. State St., 607-273-6633
Provides entertainment for all walks of life and is the cornerstone for arts in downtown Ithaca.
Odyssey Games & Hobbies, 115 The Commons, 607-254-6072
Supplies Ithaca needs for games and hobbies of all kinds.

Pet Supplies

DOGGIE STYLE Pet Grooming, 218 The Commons, 607-272-8090
On-the-go, do-it-yourself pet grooming.
P.A.W.S., 220 The Commons, 607-272-2145
People and Animals with Style!

Photography & Digital Imaging

ITHACA PHOTO, 110 W. Green St., 607-273-0353
Setting photographic standards since 1945.
QUICKTEX 1 Hour Photo, 104 The Commons, 607-273-4944
Quality Film Processing.

Photography Services

KATHY MORRIS Photography, 135 The Commons, 607-277-5656


Christian Science Reading, 115 S. Cayuga St., 607-272-1650
Books and information.
Immaculate Conception Gifts, 107 W. Seneca St., 607-273-6363
Christian gifts and music.


THE UPS STORE, 101 The Commons, 607-256-0275
Packing and Shipping experts.
USPS - US Post Office, N. Tioga St.
Rain or sleet, dark of night....


BENJAMIN PETERS, 12 E. State St., 607-273-1371
Men's and women's shoes, boots, sandals and slides. Casual, comfort or dress shoes for the office, weekends or trails.
LEATHER EXPRESS, 126 The Commons, 607-273-5806
Finest in leather designs. Shoes, handbags, coats, and more.

Sporting & Outdoor Goods

CAYUGA SKI & CYCLERY, 138 W. State St., 607-277-6821
Bike and ski sales and repairs.
HARDPACT Boardgear, 114 The Commons, 607-256-0766
Best Shoe Deals in Ithaca!!
MOUNTAIN EDGE Outfitters, Center Ithaca, 607-273-5158
Central NY's best supplier of quality outdoor equipment and apparel.
Outdoor Store, 206 The Commons, 607-273-3891
Your source for camping, mountain biking, and outdoor adventure.


Gratitude & Co., Inc., DeWitt Mall, 607-277-3188
Hand finished favour boxes, papers, and enclosures of original design.

Tailors & Cleaners

JOHN'S Tailor Shop, 102 The Commons, 607-273-3192
Full-service tailoring for men and women.
KORIK'S Tailoring, 208 The Commons, 607-272-1217
Men's and Ladies' alterations and remodeling.

Tattooing & Body Modification

Sfumato Tattoo Studios, 312 E. Seneca St., 607-216-0406
Your one-stop tattoo shop.
Stiehl's Body Modification Station, 120 S. Cayuga St., 607-256-7175
Bodypiercing, Tattooing, Branding & Massage.


Uniglobe Travel, 202 The Commons

Variety Stores

DOLLAR BAZAAR, Center Ithaca, 607-277-6282
Everything for a dollar or less!

Wines & Liquors

SAM'S WINE & SPIRITS, 126 S. Cayuga St., 607-272-4784
Worldwide stock of wines & liquors with a large selection of Fingerlakes Wine.

visit or call THE ITHACA DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP, Center Ithaca, 607-277-8679