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1 – ‘No Place to Call Home’ series examining Ithaca’s affordable housing crisis continues with look student housing
Mayor Myrick: no ‘silver bullet’ to fix housing, more Cornell dorms could help — The City of Ithaca’s affordable housing crisis is a complicated, multi-faceted problem that Mayor Myrick said cannot be solved with a “silver bullet”—one single policy or a single housing project.
Ithaca College’s practical approach to on-campus housing — Compared to Cornell, where over half of undergraduate students live in off-campus housing, Ithaca College has taken a decidedly on-campus approach to housing its students. The first line of the college’s residential policy is clear: “Ithaca College is a residential college.”
Cornell at ‘maximum capacity’; some pay Collegetown rents of almost $2K — Some students, like Omar Elfeky, a junior majoring in environmental engineering, have rents of almost $2,000 per month. He lives in the 312 College Ave apartment complex, which is described on its website as “among Cornell’s most modern off-campus apartments.”
2 – Deli and vape slated to open on Ithaca Commons
Deli, vape shop plan to open in Commons — Adding to the milieu of shops and eateries in Downtown Ithaca, we have two new entrants – Vape Dragons and the Yellow Deli.
3 – Lawyer launches investigation into Cayuga Medical Center waiting room death
Lawyer launching investigation into Cayuga Med. waiting room death — A Syracuse-area attorney has launched an investigation into the death of a man who died in the emergency room waiting area at Cayuga Medical Center in January.
4 – Tompkins County becomes a sanctuary county
5 – Ithaca College selects a new president
6 – Check out Ithaca’s biggest projects in the works
See the big projects underway in Ithaca right now — Have you ever driven past a large construction site in the city and wondered what they’re working on now?
7 – Ithaca man charged with assaulting and robbing man
8 – Two local theaters will screen ‘1984’
Local theaters to screen film adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ — Two independent theaters in Ithaca will screen the film adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984” in April. Cinemapolis and Cornell Cinema will be two of nearly 90 theaters across the country to screen the film as a way to create conversation by looking at Orwell’s dystopian portrait of government.
9 – Plant-based cafe opening on Commons
10 – Tompkins housing prices continue upward climb