After weeks of bitter cold much of the Northeast got a break with sun and warming temperatures, revealing artifacts buried beneath the snow.
A paper heart lies on a melting mound of snow as temperatures in New York City reached into the mid 40s on Thursday, revealing trash that had been buried for weeks.
A bicycle frame pokes through a melting mound of snow.
Among the treasures revealed by the melting snow was a slice of pizza.
A discarded magazine reveals fashions frozen in time.
A cardboard map tube.
A cocktail pick with a slice of cucumber.
The big melt looks like continuing. Forecasters predict temperatures in New York will remain warm through the weekend before falling back down next week.