Picture: Trash Towers Over People As NYC Thaws

A great, gross visual shows you what was hiding under all that New York City snow.

With the snow melted and the city's municipal workers back to performing their regular duties rather than frantically clearing roads, New York City's sanitation department has a tough job ahead of it today—cleaning up all the waste that had been buried under feet-high snow mounds. Here, a scene from Pearl Street in lower Manhattan, where the garbage heaps are apparently as tall as men (also, notice the Christmas tree).

photo via GOOD contributing editor Alex Goldmark