Michael Bloomberg just announced the city is getting $261 million in federal stimulus money that will preserve and create approximately 32,000 jobs throughout the five boroughs.
Bloomberg was joined at the announcement in Greenpoint by Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, potential mayoral rival Anthony Weiner, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and City Councilman David Weprin.
“I want to thank President Obama and our congressional delegation for delivering this critical funding to New York City,” Bloomberg said in a a public statement handed out before the event.
Bloomberg also unveiled a “stimulus tracker” to help monitor how these funds are being spent. The feature will be hosted on the City Hall web site, he said.
Incidentally, if you’re keeping track, it’s the first announcement from City Hall in recent memory that featured Weiner as a speaker.