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Streaming video pioneer JW Player raises $20M

Chelsea-based mobile-video company JW Player announced Wednesday that it has closed a $20 million Series C funding round led by Greycroft Partners. JW Player was founded in 2007 as an open-source... To view the full story, click the title link.

A NYC Bartender's Powerful Open Letter To The Hedge Funder Who Allegedly Grabbed Her Ass

A SoHo bartender is fed up with misogynistic bros treating her like a piece of meat, and she's written a powerful open letter to the hedge funder who she says grabbed her ass at work. Laura Ramadei, an actor tends bar at Lucky Strike on Grand Street, says that when she asked customer Brian Lederman what he'd like, he immediately groped her. Show More Summary

Queens Man Posts Porn In Window To Protest Neighbors

It's got to be tough for the modern xenophobe to live comfortably in Queens—as one of the most racially diverse areas in the whole country, you're bound to see someone you hate every time you peer out your window. [ more › ]

Dominique Ansel Will Open in Tokyo in 2015

"I can't wait to personally welcome everyone on opening day," the chef writes. A little bit more than a year after the space-time-continuum-disrupting arrival of Cronuts and some 200,000 expansion rumors later, the team from Soho's Dominique...Show More Summary

B'klyn Public Library sells branch

The Brooklyn Public Library is trying to raise cash to repair its 60 branches. On Tuesday, the library's board of trustees approved a $52 million sale of the land beneath the Brooklyn Heights library... To view the full story, click the title link.

Failure Is Not an Option

Sometimes failure is a good teacher. We fail exams, love affairs fail, we fail to stay on diets or we fail to find our keys. We learn something about ourselves in the process. But there is another kind of situation, when lives are on the line. Show More Summary

Early Addition: The 50 Worst Movies Of All Time

Inside member's only clubs, man caught swimming to North Korea, mob throws politician in dumpster, dog's jowls enjoy the wind and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Hyperlapse Video Reveals Insane Line Outside "Friends" Central Perk

There's Friends memorabilia—and the orange couch—plus free coffee so it was inevitable the lines to enter Central Perk would be long. But who really knew until now? [ more › ]

Thin Mints & Samoas Are Now Drinkable

There are some things in this world that just belong together, like Jay and Bey, bros and brunch and, of course, milk and cookies. To that end, Nestle's Nesquik and the Girl Scouts of the USA have formed a sweet alliance, debuting Thin Mint and Caramel Coconut (Samoa)-flavored Nesquik drinks. Show More Summary

Krispy Kreme Has Limited Edition Ghostbusters-Themed Doughnuts

Sadly, these both have white cream filling. Krispy Kreme's Ghostbusters tribute doughnuts are available from September 29 through October 31. There are neither Stay-Puft Marshmallow flavors, nor are they filled with anything resembling ectoplasm, so these really just feel more like a missed opportunity. Show More Summary

#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action on Climate Change

Across New York City, there is one name that's on the tip of everyone's lips.. Sandy. Nearly 2 years out from Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive and deadly storm to hit New York City, communities across the five boroughs are still recovering. Show More Summary

NYC's very unfair rent tax

Is it fair that 6,700 retailers and office tenants located in parts of midtown pay a tax, averaging more than $96,000 a year, that identical companies located near the World Trade Center, north of... To view the full story, click the title link.

BigApps winner helps tenants battle landlords

When the de Blasio administration threw its first awards ceremony for Silicon Alley startups Tuesday night, a very de Blasian winner emerged from the pack. The 2014 NYC BigApps competition... To view the full story, click the title link.

Swimming for Water

As Amref Health Africa's new Executive Director, I've decided to take the plunge into the Hudson for the Statue of Liberty Swim, a 1.2 km swim around Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, this Thursday, September 18, to help...Show More Summary

B62 Bus Driver Runs Over Cyclist & Pedestrian In Williamsburg

  A B62 bus driver struck a cyclist and pedestrian in South Williamsburg last night around 8:15 p.m. Fortunately the two victims are expected to survive; the FDNY press office says they were both transported to Bellevue hospital in stable condition. Show More Summary

NFL revamp drug policy, adds HGH testing

The National Football League will add human growth hormone testing for the first time by the end of this month as part of a revamp of its performance-enhancing drug use policy. Under the revisions,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Louis C.K. & Springsteen Coming To MSG For Annual Stand Up Event

The 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event is taking place at Madison Square Garden on November 5th, and once again the lineup is pretty stellar. [ more › ]

Calif. tech firm downsizes in NYC, expands in NJ

Another growing tech company is expanding, but not in New York. The RealReal, an online consignment site for luxury goods, is moving its garment-center-based warehouse to Secaucus, N.J. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

"Big STRAIGHT Ice Cream" Owner Tries To Explain

The owner of the West Village restaurant that made a seemingly homophobic sales pitch for its ice cream this past weekend is trying to set the record, uh, straight. "The chef was making his own ice cream, straight ice cream right from...Show More Summary

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