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New Times' Five Most-Viewed Videos of 2014

Sometimes a story is meant to be seen rather than read. And when that happens, we at New Times grab our cameras, hit the road, and start filming.

Our videos of 2014 ranged from the weird to the serious. They tackled everything from senior porn stars to public protests. They made us go ew, aw, and huh.

Here are our five most-viewed videos of the past year.

5. Flags and Fake Babies: How to Survive Crossing Las Olas Boulevard

When the city of Ft. Lauderdale launched their absurd new pedestrian safety program on Las Olas Boulevard, we had to go look for ourselves and find out just how hard it was to cross the street in Ft. Lauderdale.

4. The Minds Behind Fort Lauderdale's Flagler Village

In one of our cover stories this year we profiled Flagler Village, a neighborhood that has seen explosive growth in the last five years, giving Ft. Lauderdale a whole new identity in the process.

To go along with the story, we talked to some of the folks responsible for Flagler Village's new popularity.

3. Activists Stopped From Feeding the Homeless in Fort Lauderdale

It was perhaps the biggest story to come out of Ft. Lauderdale in 2014. New homeless feeding restrictions divided the city, and even sparked national outrage, causing celebrities to speak out against Ft. Lauderdale.

In this video, we captured a homeless feeding protest and watched as police broke up the feeding and arrested protestors.

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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
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