Giant Washington Heights Snowman Defies Warmer Weather

By Nigel Chiwaya on February 12, 2013 2:41pm 

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — This Frosty is thriving in the middle of a thaw-out.

A giant snowman that was built after winter storm Nemo dropped nearly a foot of snow in New York City remains perched on a Washington Heights street corner, defying the week's warmer temperatures.

The snowman at 169th Street and Audubon Avenue, which locals say first went up on Saturday, has captured the attention of pedestrians and received a flurry of acclaim on Twitter.

"A 10 foot snowman in washington hts. Now I have seen it all," tweeted user @f_rhodes.

"Love my hood #giantsnowman #wahi #washingtonheights," added user @theclookie.

The snowman is still standing tall, but the warmer weather and rain Monday took its toll — the snowman has lost both of his eyes, his pail hat and his arms.

It was not immediately clear who created the snowman, which towers over passersby at nearly 10 feet tall.

Washington Heights is no stranger to giant snow creatures. In 2010, resident Jackman Suarez made the "lord of all snowmen" on the same street corner. 

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