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Encyclopedia > Ithaca, New York
Ithaca, New York
Location in New York
Coordinates: 42°26′36″N 76°30′0″W / 42.44333, -76.5
Country United States
State New York
County Tompkins County
Founded 1790
Incorporated 1888
Government
 - Mayor Carolyn K. Peterson (D)
Area
 - City  6.1 sq mi (15.7 km²)
 - Land  5.5 sq mi (14.1 km²)
 - Water  0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 29,287 (city proper)
 - Density 5,363.9/sq mi (2,071.0/km²)
 - Metro 100,018
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: www.ci.ithaca.ny.us

The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. It is best known for being home to Cornell University — an Ivy League school with almost 20,000 students (most of them studying on Cornell’s Ithaca campus). The eponymous Ithaca College also resides in the city, further adding to Ithaca’s strong “college town” focus and atmosphere. Thumbnail map showing location of Ithaca, N.Y. within New York State. ... NY redirects here. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... NY redirects here. ... List of New York counties Map of the counties of New York State (click for larger version) Albany County: formed in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties. ... Tompkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, and comprises the whole of the Ithaca metropolitan area. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Carolyn K. Peterson is Ithaca, New Yorks first female mayor, elected in 2004. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Localization of Ithaca The big island in the center is Kefalonia. ... Cayuga Lake is the longest of western New Yorks glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area. ... Central New York is a term used to describe the central region of Upstate New York, roughly including the following counties and cities: The region has a population of about 1,112,646. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... For the record label, see Ivy League Records. ... Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... There is also a College Town next to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England. ...


The City of Ithaca is the center of the Ithaca metropolitan area (which also contains the legally distinct Town of Ithaca and other towns and villages in Tompkins County) and the county seat of Tompkins County. As of 2000, the city had a permanent population of 29,287, and the metropolitan area had a population of 100,135. 2004 estimates puts the city population at 29,952, an increase of 2.3%. It is the North American seat of His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ithaca is a town located in Tompkins County, New York. ... Tompkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, and comprises the whole of the Ithaca metropolitan area. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Tenzin Gyatso (Tibetan: བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་; Wylie: Bstan-dzin Rgya-mtsho) (b. ...

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History

Early history

The inhabitants of the Ithaca area at the time of European expansion were the Sapony and Tutelo Indians, dependent tribes of the Cayuga Indians who formed part of the Iroquois confederation. These tribes had been allowed to settle on Cayuga-controlled hunting lands at the south end of Cayuga Lake as well as in Pony (originally Sapony) Hollow of Newfield, New York, after being forced from North Carolina by European expansion. They were driven from the area by the Sullivan Expedition which destroyed the Tutelo village of Coregonal, located near the junction of state routes 13 and 13A just south of the Ithaca city limits. Indian presence in the current City of Ithaca was limited to a temporary hunting camp at the base of Cascadilla Gorge. The destruction of Iroquois confederation power opened the region to settlement by people of European origin, a process which began in 1789. In 1790, an official program began for distributing land in the area as a reward for service to the American soldiers of the Revolutionary War; most local land titles trace back to the Revolutionary war grants. Lots were drawn in 1791; informal settlement had already started. The Cayuga nation (Guyohkohnyo or the People of the Great Swamp) was one of the five original constituents of the Iroquois, a confederacy of Indians in New York. ... Languages Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora, English, French Religions Christianity, Longhouse religion The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the League of Peace and Power; the Five Nations; the Six Nations; or the People of the Long house) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans that originally consisted of... Cayuga Lake is the longest of western New Yorks glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area. ... Newfield can refer to: Newfield, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England Newfield, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was a campaign led by Major General John Sullivan and General James Clinton against Loyalists (Tories) and the four nations of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. ... Route 13 is a New York state highway that runs mainly north and south between Route 17 in Horseheads and Route 3 in Port Ontario, near Selkirk Shores State Park and the mouth of the Salmon River at Lake Ontario. ... Route 13A is a New York state route that runs mainly north and south between Route 13 in the Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County and NY-79 in the City of Ithacas West End. ... Languages Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora, English, French Religions Christianity, Longhouse religion The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the League of Peace and Power; the Five Nations; the Six Nations; or the People of the Long house) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans that originally consisted of... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Partition of the Military Tract

As part of this process, the Central New York Military Tract, which included northern Tompkins County, was surveyed by Simeon DeWitt. His clerk Robert Harpur had a fondness for ancient Greek and Roman history as well as English authors and philosophers (as evidenced by the nearby townships of Dryden and Locke). The Commissioners of Lands of New York State (chairman Gov. George Clinton) followed Harpur's recommendations at a meeting in 1790. The Military Tract township in which proto-Ithaca was located he named the Town of Ulysses, the Latin form of the Greek Odysseus from Homer's Odyssey. A few years later DeWitt moved to Ithaca, then called variously "The Flats," "The City," or "Sodom," and named it for the Greek island home of Ulysses (still the surrounding township at the time — nowadays Ulysses is just a town in Tompkins County). Contrary to popular myth, DeWitt did not name many of the classical references found in Upstate New York such as Syracuse and Troy; these were from the general classical fervor of the times. The Odyssey is routinely taught to elementary school students in the Ithaca area. Central New Yorks Military Tract townships. ... Robert Harpur was a colonial teacher, patriot, pioneer, and landowner who settled in the Binghamton, New York area. ... George Clinton (c. ... Ulysses is a town located in northwest Tompkins County, New York at 42. ... -1... -1... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation). ...


The growth of Ithaca, village and city

A view of the shops and businesses on the Ithaca Commons.

In the 1820s and 1830, Ithaca held high hopes of becoming a major city when the primitive Ithaca and Owego Railway was completed in 1832 to connect the Erie Canal navigation with the Susquehanna River to the south. In 1821, the village set itself off by incorporation at the same time the Town of Ithaca parted with the parent town of Ulysses. These hopes survived the depression of 1837 when the railroad was re-organized as the Cayuga & Susquehanna and re-engineered with switchbacks in the late 1840s; much of this route is now used by the South Hill Recreation Way. However, easier routes soon became available, such as the Syracuse, Binghamton & New York (1854). In the decade following the Civil War railroads were built from Ithaca to all surrounding points (Geneva, New York; Cayuga, New York; Cortland, New York; Elmira, New York; Athens, Pennsylvania) mainly with financing from Ezra Cornell; however, the geography of the city has always prevented it from lying on a major transportation artery. Nevertheless, the village of Ithaca became a chartered city in 1887. When the Lehigh Valley Railroad built its main line from Pennsylvania to Buffalo in 1890 it bypassed Ithaca (running via eastern Schuyler County on easier grades), as the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad had done in the 1850s. Ithaca became a city in 1888 and remained a small manufacturing and retail center until the recent education boom. In 1891, the Rev. John M. Scott and a local druggist, Chester Platt, invented the ice cream sundae in Ithaca[1][2] (though other cities, such as Two Rivers, Wisconsin, make the same claim[3]). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 1688 KB) View of the east end of the Ithaca Commons from the corner of East State and North Aurora Streets. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 1688 KB) View of the east end of the Ithaca Commons from the corner of East State and North Aurora Streets. ... View of the east end of the Commons, at the intersection of Aurora and East State streets North end of the Commons The Ithaca Commons is a two-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca, New York, built in 1974. ... Nationalistic independence helped reshape the world during this decade: Greece gains independence from the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... // Multiuse and Commuter Trails Many of the major trails in Ithaca and the surrounding areas lie in abandoned railway beds. ... Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. ... Cayuga is a village located in Cayuga County, New York. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Chemung County Government  - Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area  - City  7. ... Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, two miles (3 km) south of the N. Y. State line on the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers. ... Ezra Cornell, co-founder of Cornell University Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and, with Andrew Dickson White, was the founder of Cornell University. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna) (AAR reporting marks DLW) was a railroad connecting Pennsylvanias Lackawanna Valley, rich in anthracite coal, to New York City, Buffalo and Oswego, New York. ... Strawberry Sundae In the United States, one of the most familiar ice cream desserts is the ice cream sundae. ... Location of Two Rivers, Wisconsin Intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 147. ...


Industrial hub

Ithaca was nationally known for the Ithaca Gun Company, makers of highly-valued shotguns, and Ithaca Calendar Clocks. The largest industry was the Morse Chain company, still active in Lansing, New York as Borg Warner Automotive and on South Hill as Emerson Power Transmission. In the post-World War II decades, National Cash Register and the Langmuir Research Labs of General Electric were also major employers. Ithaca Guns, USA LLC is a manufacturer of high-quality shotguns and rifles, founded in Ithaca, New York in 1880. ... Lansing, New York can refer to both: Lansing (town), New York Lansing (village), New York This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Emerson Electric Company was established in 1890 in St. ... NCR Corporation is a technology company, specialising in solutions for the retail, and financial industries, as well as decision support systems. ... GE redirects here. ...


Higher education

Cornell University was founded by Ezra Cornell in 1868. It was opened as a coeducational institution, though women didn't enroll until 1870, which was extremely unusual at the time. Ezra Cornell also established a public library for the city. Ithaca College was founded as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in 1892. Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... Ezra Cornell, co-founder of Cornell University Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and, with Andrew Dickson White, was the founder of Cornell University. ... Media:Example. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The film industry

During the early 20th century, Ithaca was an important center in the silent film industry. The most common type of film produced was the cliffhanger serial. These films often featured the local natural scenery. Many of these films were the work of Leopold Wharton and his brother Theodore Wharton in their studio on the site of what is now Stewart Park. Eventually the film industry centralized in Hollywood, which offered the possibility of year-round filming, and film production in Ithaca effectively ceased. Few of the silent films made in Ithaca are preserved today. A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Whartons, Incorporated was an early silent film production company operating in the small town of Ithaca, New York from 1914 to 1919. ... Stewart Park is in Ithaca, New York. ... ...


Geography and climate

Hemlock Gorge along Fall Creek before emptying into Beebe Lake on Cornell's Campus.
Hemlock Gorge along Fall Creek before emptying into Beebe Lake on Cornell's Campus.

The valley in which Cayuga Lake is located is long and narrow with a north-south orientation. Ithaca is at the southern end (the "head") of the lake, but the valley continues to the southwest behind the city. Originally a river valley, it was deepened and widened by the action of Pleistocene ice sheets over the last several hundred thousand years. The lake, which drains to the north, formed behind a dam of glacial moraine. The rock is predominantly Devonian and, north of Ithaca, is relatively fossil rich. Glacial erratics can be found in the area. The world renowned fossils found in this area can be examined at the Museum of the Earth. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2349, 1398 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2349, 1398 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Moraine at Mono Lake, California, United States Moraines clearly seen on a side glacier of the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland. ... Artists illustration of a Devonian scene. ... A Glacial erratic is a piece of rock carried by glacial ice some distance from the rock outcrop from which it came. ... FOSSIL is a standard for allowing serial communication for telecommunications programs under DOS. FOSSIL is an acronym for Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer. ... Entrance to the Museum of the Earth The Museum of the Earth is a public natural history exhibit facility for one of the nations largest and finest fossil collections. ...


Ithaca was founded on flat land just south of the lake — land that formed in fairly recent geological times when silt filled the southern end of the lake. The city ultimately spread to the adjacent hillsides, which rise several hundred feet above the central flats: East Hill, West Hill, and South Hill. Its sides are fairly steep, and a number of the streams that flow into the valley from east or west have cut deep gorges, usually with several waterfalls. A gorge is a narrow passage between steep mountains or hills. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Ithaca experiences a moderate continental climate, with cold, snowy winters and sometimes hot and humid summers. The valley flatland has slightly milder weather in winter, and occasionally Ithacans experience simultaneous snow on the hills and rain in the valley. A continental climate is the climate typical of the middle-latitude interiors of the large continents of the Northern Hemisphere in the zone of westerly winds; similar climates exist along the east coasts and southwest coasts of the same continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of...


The natural vegetation of the Ithaca area, seen in areas unbuilt and unfarmed, is northern temperate broadleaf forest, dominated by deciduous trees. Temperate mixed forest in Yunnan, southwest China. ... Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ...


Due to the microclimates created by the impact of the lakes, the region surrounding Ithaca (Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area) experiences a short but adequate growing season for winemaking. As such the region is home to many wineries. Tree ferns thrive in a protected dell at Heligan Gardens, in Cornwall, England, latitude 50° 15N A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. ... The Finger Lakes, a major tourist destination in the west-central section of Upstate New York, are actually eleven in number, but only seven of the largest are commonly identified as such. ... An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a delimited grape-growing region distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the United States governments Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ...


Education

Ithaca is a major educational center in Central New York. The city is home to Ithaca College, situated on South Hill, and Cornell University which overlooks the town from East Hill. The student population is very high, as almost 20,000 students are enrolled at Cornell, with an additional 6,300 students at Ithaca College. The Ithaca City School District, which encompasses Ithaca and the surrounding area, enrolls about 5,500 K-12 students in eight elementary schools, two middle schools, Ithaca High School, and the Lehman Alternative Community School, which provides its students wide-ranging freedom to choose their own curriculum. There are also several private elementary and secondary schools in the Ithaca area, including Immaculate Conception School and the Cascadilla School. Central New York is a term used to describe the central region of Upstate New York, roughly including the following counties and cities: The region has a population of about 1,112,646. ... Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... There is also a College Town next to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England. ... The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is a public school district centered in Ithaca, New York, consisting of 12 schools and with a total enrollment of approximately 5,500 students. ... Ithaca High School (IHS) is a public high school in Ithaca, New York. ... The Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) is a public, educational alternative, combined middle and high school in the Ithaca City School District in Ithaca, New York. ... Current Headmisstress Patricia Kendall congratulates a graduating senior of the class of 2005. ...


Economy

The economy of Ithaca is based on education and manufacturing with high tech and tourism in strong supporting roles. As of 2006, Ithaca remains one of the few expanding economies in economically troubled New York State outside of New York City, and draws commuters from the neighboring rural counties of Cortland, Tioga, and Schuyler, as well as from the more urbanized Chemung County. Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ...


With some level of success, Ithaca has tried to maintain a traditional downtown shopping area that includes the Ithaca Commons pedestrian mall and Center Ithaca, a small mixed-use complex built at the end of the urban renewal era. Some in the community regret that downtown has lost vitality to two expanding commercial zones to the northeast and southwest of the old city. These areas contain an increasing number of large retail stores and restaurants run by national chains. Others say the chain stores boost local shopping options for residents considerably, many of whom would have previously shopped elsewhere, while increasing sales tax revenue for the city and county. The tradeoff between sprawl and economic development continues to be debated throughout the city and the surrounding area. (Another commercial center, Collegetown, is located next to the Cornell campus. It features a number of restaurants, shops, and bars, and an increasing number of high rise apartments and is primarily frequented by Cornell University students.) View of the east end of the Commons, at the intersection of Aurora and East State streets North end of the Commons The Ithaca Commons is a two-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca, New York, built in 1974. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ...


Ithaca has many of the businesses characteristic of small American university towns: used bookstores, art house cinemas, craft stores, and vegetarian restaurants. The collective Moosewood Restaurant, founded in 1973, was the wellspring for a number of vegetarian cookbooks; Bon Appetit magazine ranked it among the thirteen most influential restaurants of the twentieth century. Moosewood Restaurant is an alternative/vegetarian restaurant that was founded in 1973 in downtown Ithaca, NY, a university town in upstate New York which is the location of Cornell University and Ithaca College, among others. ... Bon Appétit describes itself as, a food and entertaining magazine. It is published monthly by Condé Nast Publications Inc. ...

The Clinton House, a 19th century building in downtown Ithaca
The Clinton House, a 19th century building in downtown Ithaca

Download high resolution version (1200x1274, 242 KB)The Clinton House, a historical building in Ithaca, NY Digital photograph taken by User:Opus33. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1274, 242 KB)The Clinton House, a historical building in Ithaca, NY Digital photograph taken by User:Opus33. ... The Clinton House, a 19th century building in downtown Ithaca The Clinton House is a historic building located in downtown Ithaca, New York. ...

Culture

Ithacans support the Ithaca Farmers Market, professional theaters (Kitchen Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Icarus Theatre), a civic orchestra, much parkland, the Sciencenter for children, and the Museum of the Earth. Ithaca is noted for its annual artistic celebration of community: The Ithaca Festival (and its parade), the Circus Eccentrithaca. Local live music is very prominent in the culture of Ithaca, the home of several nationally known acts such as Johnny Dowd, John Brown's Body, Donna the Buffalo, The Horseflies, and The Burns Sisters. The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts provides grants and Summer Fellowships at the Saltonstall Arts Colony for New York State artists and writers. Ithaca also hosts what is described as the third-largest used-book sale in the United States. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Entrance to the Museum of the Earth The Museum of the Earth is a public natural history exhibit facility for one of the nations largest and finest fossil collections. ... Johnny Dowd (* March 29, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas) is a US-american Alternative-Country-musician from Ithaca, New York. ... John Browns Body is a famous Union marching song of the American Civil War. ... Donna the Buffalo Donna the Buffalo is an American band from Trumansburg, New York. ... Folk, pop and rock are given a Celtic slant by Ithaca, New York-based vocalists the Burns Sisters. ... The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Booksale is a twice annual event which is billed as the third largest event of its type in the United States. ...


Ithaca has also pioneered the Ithaca Health Fund, a popular cooperative health insurance. Ithaca is also home to one of the United States' first local currency systems, Ithaca Hours, developed by Paul Glover (building on the pioneering work of Ralph Borsodi and Robert Swann). In economics, a local currency, in its common usage, is a currency not backed by a national government (and not legal tender), and intended to trade only in a small area. ... An Eighth Hour, part of the local currency system of Ithaca, NY. Ithaca Hours is a local currency in Ithaca, New York. ... Paul Glover is an activist currently living in Ithaca, New York. ... Ralph Borsodi (1886 – 1977) was born in New York and spent the earliest years of his life in Manhattan. ...


Media

The dominant local newspaper in Ithaca is a morning daily, the Ithaca Journal, founded 1815. The paper is owned by Gannett, Inc., publishers of USA Today. Other local print publications include the Ithaca Times, Tompkins Weekly, the Ithaca Community News the Cornell Daily Sun, the Ithacan, and the Tattler. (The latter three are run by student staffs at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Ithaca High School, respectively.) The Ithaca Journal is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper published in Ithaca, New York. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The Ithaca Community News is a semi-monthly email newsletter produced by local resident Paul Glover. ... The Cornell Daily Sun, of Cornell University, is an independent daily newspaper published in Ithaca, New York. ... The Tattlers logo from the mid-1930s through the late 1960s. ...


Ithaca is also home to a wide variety of radio stations. WVBR is run by Cornell University students, but is an independent, commercial station in the rock format, playing a mix of modern and classic rock during the week and specialty shows on the weekend. WICB is a non-commerical student-run station, run by communications students at Ithaca College The Cayuga Radio Group, a subsidiary of Saga Communications, Inc., owns Q-Country and Lite Rock 97.3, a country and soft rock station, respectively. I-100 is a classic rock station owned by Citadel and located in Cortland, and The Wall, based in Auburn, has a transmitter in Ithaca. A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... WVBR-FM is a radio station that broadcasts to Ithaca, New York, and surrounding areas. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... Look up rock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... This article is about a type of fortification. ... Cortland may refer to: An alien named Cortland, Cort(Clumsy Oddball Retarded Turd) for short. ... Auburn is the name of some places in Canada: Auburn, Nova Scotia Auburn, Ontario Auburn, Prince Edward Island Auburn is the name of some places in the United States of America: Auburn, Alabama (home of Auburn University) Auburn, California Auburn, Kansas Auburn, Georgia Auburn, Indiana Auburn, Maine Auburn, Massachusetts Auburn...


Politics

Politically, the city's population has a significant tilt towards liberalism and the Democratic Party. This contrasts with the more conservative leanings of the surrounding Upstate New York region. In 1988 Jesse Jackson won the Democratic Presidential primary. In 2000 Ralph Nader received more votes for President than George W. Bush. American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Jesse Louis Jackson (born October 8, 1941) is an American politician, professional civil rights activist and Baptist minister. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934), is an American attorney and political activist Issues he has promoted include consumer rights, feminism, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Local government

The name Ithaca designates two governmental entities in the area, the Town of Ithaca and the City of Ithaca. Ithaca is a town located in Tompkins County, New York. ... Ithaca is a city located in Tompkins County, New York. ...


The Town of Ithaca is one of the nine towns comprised by Tompkins County. (Towns in New York are something like townships in other states; every county outside New York City is subdivided into towns.) The City of Ithaca is surrounded by, but legally independent of, the Town. The Town of Ithaca contains the Village of Cayuga Heights, a small incorporated upper-middle class suburb located to the northeast of the City of Ithaca. Tompkins County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Cayuga Heights is a village located in Tompkins County, New York. ...


The City of Ithaca has a mayor-council government. The charter of the City of Ithaca provides for a full-time mayor and city judge, each independent and elected at large. Since 1995, the mayor has been elected to a four-year term, and since 1989, the city judge has been elected to a six-year term. Since 1983, the city has been divided into five wards, each electing two members to the city council, known as the Common Council, for staggered four-year terms. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


The Town government consists of an executive, the Town Supervisor, elected to a four-year term, and a Town Council of three members also elected for terms of four years.


The majority of local property taxes are actually assessed by an entirely independent agency with entirely different borders, the Ithaca City School District. The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is a public school district centered in Ithaca, New York, consisting of 12 schools and with a total enrollment of approximately 5,500 students. ...


City-Town consolidation

In December 2005, the City and Town governments began discussing opportunities for increased government consolidation, including the possibility of joining the two into a single entity. This topic had been previously discussed in 1963 and 1969.


The possibility of consolidation is controversial for Town residents who could be forced to pay higher taxes as they help shoulder the higher debt burden that the City has taken on. Some Town residents also worry that consolidation could lead to increased sprawl and traffic congestion. However, most of the Town's population is already concentrated in hamlets in proximity to the City's borders and Town residents take advantage of City amenities. Mayor Walter Lynn of the Village of Cayuga Heights (a wealthy Ithaca suburb located in the Town) called consolidation discussion a "waste of time."[4] A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ...


Greater Ithaca

The term "Greater Ithaca" encompasses both the City and Town of Ithaca, as well as several smaller settled places within the Town:

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The East Hill area of the city: Cornell University campus and Collegetown
The East Hill area of the city: Cornell University campus and Collegetown

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 29,287 people, 10,287 households, and 2,962 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,071.0/km² (5,360.9/mi²). There were 10,736 housing units at an average density of 759.2/km² (1,965.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.97% White, 6.71% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 13.65% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.31% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,287 households out of which 14.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 19.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 71.2% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.81. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 9.2% under the age of 18, 53.8% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 10.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $21,441, and the median income for a family was $42,304. Males had a median income of $29,562 versus $27,828 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,408. About 13.5% of families and 40.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Infrastructure

Transportation

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Ithaca is served by Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located about three miles to the northeast of the city center. US Airways Express offers flights to New York LaGuardia and Philadelphia using a mixture of small jets and propeller craft. Northwest Airlink provides twice-daily service to Detroit Metro airport. Many residents travel to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Greater Binghamton Airport, Elmira-Corning Regional Airport or Greater Rochester International Airport for more service options. FAA diagram of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (IATA: ITH, ICAO: KITH) is a small regional airport that serves the southern Finger Lakes Region of New York. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several airlines which provide feederliner service for US Airways from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas to its major stations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, New York Citys LaGuardia Airport... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL, FAA LID: PHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Syracuse Hancock International Airport (IATA: SYR, ICAO: KSYR) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Syracuse, in Onondaga County, New York, off of Interstate 81 near Mattydale, New York. ... Greater Binghamton Airport is a medium-sized regional airport located in Maine, New York that serves the Southern Tier of New York, primarily Broome and Tioga counties. ... FAA diagram of Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM) Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (IATA: ELM, ICAO: KELM) is a medium-sized regional airport located in the town of Big Flats, six miles (10 km) northwest of the city Elmira, in Chemung County, New York, USA. The airport serves the Southern Tier... FAA diagram of Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) Greater Rochester International Airport (IATA: ROC, ICAO: KROC) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Rochester, New York. ...


Ithaca lies at over a half hour's drive from any interstate highway, and all car trips to Ithaca involve at least some driving on two-lane state rural highways. The city is at the convergence of many regional two-lane state highways: Routes 13, 13A, 34, 79, 89, 96, 96B, and 366. These are usually not congested except in Ithaca proper. There is frequent intercity bus service by Greyhound Lines, New York Trailways, and Shortline (Coach USA), particularly to Binghamton and New York City, with limited service to Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, and (via connections in Binghamton) to Utica and Albany. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Route 13 is a New York state highway that runs mainly north and south between Route 17 in Horseheads and Route 3 in Port Ontario, near Selkirk Shores State Park and the mouth of the Salmon River at Lake Ontario. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Government  - Mayor Robert Duffy Area  - City  37. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ...


Ithaca is the center of an extensive bus public transportation system — Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) — which carried 3.1 million passengers in 2005.[5] TCAT was reorganized as a non-profit corporation in 2004 and is primarily supported locally by Cornell University, the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County. TCAT operates 39 routes, many running seven days a week. It has frequent service to downtown, Cornell, Ithaca College, and the Pyramid Mall in the neighboring Town of Lansing, but less frequent service to many residential and rural areas, including Trumansburg and Newfield. Chemung County Transit runs weekday commuter routes into Schuyler and Chemung counties, and Tioga County Public Transit runs weekday routes into neighboring Tioga, primarily to serve Cornell employees who prefer to live in these rural counties, or are forced to because of the high house prices near Ithaca. TCAT Logo TCAT Fleet Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, usually refered to as TCAT, is a network of bus services in Tompkins County, New York. ... Lansing, New York can refer to both: Lansing (town), New York Lansing (village), New York This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Trumansburg is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. ... Newfield is a town located in Tompkins County, New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


GADABOUT Transportation Services, Inc. provides demand-response paratransit service for seniors over 60 and people with disabilities Ithaca Dispatch, and Finger Lakes Taxi provides local and regional taxi service. Ithaca Airline Limousine connects to the airport.


Regional short haul freight trains reach Ithaca from Sayre, Pennsylvania, mainly to deliver coal to the Milliken Power Station halfway up Cayuga Lake. There is no passenger rail service, although from the 1870s through the 1930s there was service to Buffalo via Geneva, New York; to New York City via Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley Railroad) and Scranton, Pennsylvania (DL&W); to Auburn, New York; and to the US northeast via Cortland, New York; service to Buffalo and New York City lasted until 1961. Sayre is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Scranton. ... Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. ... Nickname: The Diamond City Motto: Pattern After Us Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Luzerne Founded Incorporated  Borough  City 1769  1806  1871 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Leighton (D) Area    - City  7. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna) (AAR reporting marks DLW) was a railroad connecting Pennsylvanias Lackawanna Valley, rich in anthracite coal, to New York City, Buffalo and Oswego, New York. ... Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States of America. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ...


As a growing urban area, Ithaca is facing steady increases in levels of vehicular traffic on the city grid and on the state highways. Outlying areas have limited bus service, and many people consider a car essential.


However, Ithaca is a walkable and bikeable community for others. One positive trend for the health of downtown Ithaca is the new wave of increasing urban density in and around the Ithaca Commons. Because the downtown area is the region's central business district, dense mixed-use development that includes housing may increase the proportion of people who can walk to work and recreation, and mitigate the likely increased pressure on already busy roads as Ithaca grows. The downtown area is also the area best served by frequent public transportation. Still, traffic congestion around the Commons is likely to progressively increase.


Unlike most urbanized areas in the United States, Ithaca does not have direct access to the Interstate highway system. In 1968, it was proposed to convert Route 13 from Horseheads to Cortland through Ithaca into a limited access highway (it is currently such for three miles heading north from Ithaca), but the plan lost local and State support.[citation needed] Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...

For present transportational issues in Ithaca and reactions, see Present Transportation Concerns in Ithaca, New York

Other recent changes and trends

Cascadilla Creek gorge, just south of the Cornell campus.
Cascadilla Creek gorge, just south of the Cornell campus.

For decades, the Ithaca Gun Company tested their shotguns behind the plant on Lake St.; the shot fell into Fall Creek (a tributary of Cayuga Lake) right at the base of Ithaca Falls. A major clean-up effort sponsored by the United States Superfund took place from 2002 to 2004.[6] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 860 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 860 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ithaca Guns, USA LLC is a manufacturer of high-quality shotguns and rifles, founded in Ithaca, New York in 1880. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11...


The former Morse Chain company factory on South Hill, now owned by Emerson Power Transmission, was the site of extensive groundwater and soil contamination.[7] Emerson Power Transmission has been working with the state and South Hill residents to determine the extent and danger of the contamination and aid in cleanup.


Reputation

Ithaca is commonly listed among the most culturally liberal of American small cities. The Utne Reader named Ithaca "America's most enlightened town" in 1997.[8]. According to Epodunk's Gay Index, Ithaca has a score of 231, versus a national average score of 100.[9] The Utne Reader is a periodical founded in 1984 by Eric Utne. ...


Like many small college towns, Ithaca has also received accolades for having a high overall quality of life. In 2004, Cities Ranked and Rated named Ithaca the best "emerging city" to live in the United States. In 2006, the Internet realty website "Relocate America" named Ithaca the fourth best city in the country to relocate to.[10] In July 2006, Ithaca was listed as one of the "12 Hippest Hometowns for Vegetarians" by VegNews Magazine and chosen by Mother Earth News as one of the "12 Great Places You've Never Heard Of."[11] Mother Earth News Cover For the Early 1900s anarchist magazine, see Mother Earth (magazine) Mother Earth News is a bi-monthly American magazine that has a circulation of 350,000. ...


These designations have at times polarized some local residents: some note the recognition with pride, some see it as an indication of decadence, and others feel that it is a narrow view of the community. Some, particularly conservatives, note that the positive press often appears in left-leaning publications, or have more general questions about the methodologies used in determining the designations.


In its earliest years during frontier days, what is now Ithaca was briefly known by the names "The Flats" and "Sodom,"[12],[13] the name of the Biblical city of sin, due to its reputation as a town of "notorious immorality",[14] because of its reputation as a place of horse racing, gambling, profanity, Sabbath breaking, and readily available liquor. These names did not last long; Simeon DeWitt renamed the town Ithaca in the early 1800s, though nearby Robert H. Treman State Park still contains Lucifer Falls. Simeon De Witt (1756-1834) was the Geographer and Surveyor-General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and Surveyor General of the State of New York for the fifty years from 1884 until his death, a time of rapid expansion into the Indian lands of the central and... Waterfalls at Robert H. Treman State Park Robert H. Treman State Park is a state park located in Tompkins County, New York in the USA. The park is located in the Towns of Enfield and Newfield. ...


That early reputation for immorality, together with its more recent reputation as having a left-leaning population, has once again made Ithaca mildly infamous in some circles as the "City of Evil," due to a satirical campaign by members of a politically conservative online discussion board. Some Ithacans have embraced the label, [15]


Points of interest

The falls of Buttermilk Falls State Park
The falls of Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Books set (at least partially) in Ithaca

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Movies set or filmed (at least partially) in Ithaca

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Notable residents and natives

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  • History of Ithaca railways
  • History and Remnants of the Ithaca trolley system

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