President Barack Obama declared Friday that New York State was a "disaster area" following December's blizzard, allowing certain areas of the state to get federal recovery money.
Staten Island and Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk Counties will get federal aid to repair damage from the blizzard of December 26-27, 2010.
The declaration paves the way for the city to get reimbursed for the money it had to spend for snow removal and emergency measures, including overtime, equipment rental and temporary labor during the blizzard.
The state's application also sought funds for the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, but those petitions were denied.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he appreciated the money, but felt the other boroughs also deserved to be on the list.