Created for new transplants and lifetime locals alike, 14850zine captures the quirky, the useful, and unique that make up our beloved town of Ithaca. More that just gorges, Ithaca and its surrounding areas has a disproportionate number of cultural, educational, and FREE events, natural beauty, and layers of history – which means an abundance of opportunities that too many Ithacans don’t even realize exist. 14850zine will be your cliffnotes for taking advantage of what this unique town has to offer.
Found something special in town? Share it with us and our readers. We want 14850zine to be a community of people who explore, discuss, and share.
WHAT’S IN A NAME? WHY 14850zine?
14850: The main Ithaca zip code.
zine: An abbreviation of ‘fanzine’ or ‘magazine’, most commonly a small circulation, self-published work of text or photographs on a particular subject. Though zines are usually in printed format, often reproduced by a photocopier, the online versions are known as ‘e-zines’ or ‘webzines’.
MASTHEAD: THE FACES BEHIND THE ZINE
EDITOR IN CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Ithacan, Lindsay Kurz, shares her discoveries of the town’s hidden curiosities and the most interesting cheap or free things to do, see, eat, and try in Ithaca. Born in L.A., Lindsay moved around as a child between California, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, and Connecticut before moving with her family to Ithaca at age 12. She graduated from Cornell University, spent some time in southern Scotland and then went on to work in New York City for five years as a graphic designer. Returning to Ithaca several years ago, Lindsay shares her knowledge of what she has discovered and loved over the years as she’s lived here as a child, Cornell student, and now adult.
Exploring the local, fun, and free events, ethnic eats, and outdoor trails, David Maxfeld contributes to the Arts + Culture, Events, Free, Food, and Outdoor sections. Born and raised in Ithaca, he also adds his valuable insights to the Living section as well.
Willing to embark on most any adventure, Jesse Boring (along with his faithful Akita assistant, Hiromoto), contributes stories for the Outdoor and Wild Card sections. Stay tuned for his special ‘Extreme Activities’ posts.
A resident of Ithaca for over 40 years, Linda shares her in-depth knowledge of the town in frequent posts on food, events, tips, and discoveries. She’s willing to try anything at least once, and will certainly share all the details – getting any new resident up to speed on Ithaca.