I found this board by accident. I just wanted to mention that I truly love this small city.
My 2 daughters attend Cornell U., and as a result I've had the privilege to get to know the surrounding environs. What a wonderful area. If it weren't as difficult (for me) to live in the cold, I'd move there in a flash.
I love the beauty of the area, the artristic, cultural, and community sense, and all the other glorious aspects of living in such an enlightened and lovely place.
Perhaps some day I'll be able to afford a place in Ithaca for the warmer months, and another place to spend the winters.
I have lived in the NYC area my entire life, and the lure of the small city is now very appealing to me. Someday.....