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Ceremonial grounbreakings taking toll on Bloomberg


bloomberg Credit: Office of the Mayor

It’s a dirty job, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s apparently tired of it.

During a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where a developer will turn the vacant Federal Building #2 into a new industrial center, Hizzoner griped about having to shovel dirt – a mock ritual done at such events.

“I can’t wait for the last one. You have no idea,” Bloomberg reportedly said after rolling his eyes.

He later joined several other politicians to shovel soil in a long wooden box.

Bloomberg is in the midst of a third term that has shown signs of wear. Even the majority of voters in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday agreed he’s “lost focus.”

The mayor later clarified that he wasn’t complaining: “I just always thought that you could do something better with the dirt on your shovel,” he said, according to the Daily News.


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