Mayor Bloomberg speaks Spanish

The Twitter account is actually managed by Inwood, New York resident and self-proclaimed "Jewyorican," Rachel Figuera-Levin, reported Gothamist. 

Bloomberg responded humorously, telling the reporter: "My Spanish skills I can tell you poco y poco…"


He continued in an attempt at Spanish, roughly saying that it is hard to learn a new language at his age. He then thanked the firefighters behind him and everyone for their help, also in español. 

You can watch for yourself above. 

Below you can see Bloomberg use his language skills in a more serious tone during a mid-hurricane press conference. Here he summarized the city's recommendations and warnings for New York's Spanish-speaking residents.