A Peek Inside the Super-Sheds Where NYC Stores Its Mountains of Salt

The Northeast has been buckling under this year's winter weather, in part because we're running out of road salt. We here at Gizmodo wanted to see what we were dealing with ourselves, so we visited three of the biggest salt sheds NYC's five boroughs have to offer. » 2/07/14 4:02pm 2/07/14 4:02pm

New York's Futuristic Central Vacuum System That Never Was

New York City at the turn of the 20th century was a pretty pungent place. Piles of garbage, millions of people cooking food, and about 2.5 million pounds of horse manure emptied into the streets per day will do that to a city. And don't forget the 420,000 gallons of horse urine flowing through the streets each week.… » 11/14/13 2:48pm 11/14/13 2:48pm