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(Source: NY Post) She may be America’s most famous freshman congresswoman, but in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a virtual ghost.

She has no district office and no local phone number, unlike the state’s three other freshman members.

And it’s unclear whether the 29-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Bronx and Queens, actually still lives in the Parkchester neighborhood that has been so closely tied to her rise — even though she won her upset victory over fellow Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley with accusations that his home in Virginia made him too Washington-focused to serve his district.

Ocasio-Cortez has used her deceased father’s Bronx condo on her voter registration since 2012, and even posed in the one-bedroom Bronx flat for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz in a Vogue magazine profile after her stunning November election. But The Post could find little indication she continues to live there.

The Post e-mailed the Ocasio-Cortez’ spokesman, Corbin Trent, four times with specific questions — they were all ignored. On Saturday, The Post reached Corbin by phone.

“We will not be commenting,” he said. Among the queries he refused to answer: Where does the congresswoman live?

On Saturday night, a staffer promised a Post reporter that Ocasio-Cortez would talk to him after a speaking event in Corona.

During the event, two staffers were seen reading an early edition of this story on their phones.

“Come downstairs, I have to take a picture quick,” the congresswoman then told the reporter after the event, instructing him to wait for her. Twenty minutes later, she ducked out a back door, jumped into a chauffeured SUV, and zoomed off.

The Post was unable to confirm that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still lives in the Parkchester building listed on her voter registration.

Ocasio-Cortez was in New York City last weekend and this weekend, with appearances in Queens on both Saturdays — yet she was not seen coming or going from her Parkchester pad either day.

Her apartment’s next-door neighbor said she had never seen Ocasio-Cortez. Another neighbor, who has lived down the hall from the congresswoman’s apartment for the last 40 years, said he’d never seen her or her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who has claimed the address as his own since last spring.

“I would have remembered,” said the neighbor when shown a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez.

Workers at Jerry’s Pizzeria, less than a block from her building, and at the local grocery store said she had never patronized their businesses — and a server at a nearby taqueria said the congresswoman had only come in to be filmed by news crews.

A postal worker who delivers mail to the building said that in the last 10 years he has only seen Ocasio-Cortez intermittently, and that several months’ worth of mail regularly accumulates in the mailbox before anyone bothers to collect it. The worker said that Ocasio-Cortez and Roberts were the only ones getting mail at the address.

“Just because their names are on the box doesn’t mean they live there,” he said.

And in 2017, when Ocasio-Cortez first filed paperwork to become a congressional candidate, she didn’t even know what district she lived in, mistakenly declaring plans to run for neighboring District 15 before correcting the error days later.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Ocasio-Cortez has rented a pad in a luxe building in the chic Navy Yard neighborhood, where studios start at $1,840 a month, according to the Washington Examiner.

Her new digs feature gold-plated amenities like a rooftop infinity pool, a cycling studio with a dozen pricey Pelotons, men’s and women’s saunas, and a golf simulation lounge — but no affordable units for low-income residents, in spite of a local law that requires them, the news site reported.

In the eight months since Ocasio-Cortez’s dramatic defeat of the long-serving Crowley in June’s Democratic primary — a victory that all but guaranteed a general election win in the heavily Democratic District 14 — the congresswoman has failed to open a local office.

Ocasio-Cortez has made four trips to the city since she was inducted to Congress on Jan. 3, according to a Post review of published reports and social media. Those excursions featured five public events in her district — and three high-profile Manhattan appearances, including a Jan. 21 guest slot on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

A district office “makes government immediately responsible and accountable to the citizens,” said Jadan Horyn of Reclaim New York, a government watchdog group.

“Constituents need to know their representatives are working for them, and not for national prominence.”

The space slated for Ocasio-Cortez’s constituent office is in a new building in Jackson Heights.

Suites in the building at 74-09 37th Avenue rent for about $40 per square foot. Ocasio-Cortez’s office, on the third floor, is just under 5,000 square feet, which would bring the annual undiscounted rental price to $200,000 or nearly $17,000 a month.

In January, Ocasio-Cortez sought to blame the delay on a stubborn landlord at a different building where her predecessor Crowley maintained one of his two district offices.

“Although we attempted to take over our predecessor’s lease, the landlord wanted to almost double rent” from $7,800 to $15,000 per month, she tweeted Jan. 22 — without specifying which of Crowley’s spaces she had hoped to inherit.

Rep. ALexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Jackson Heights, Queens, district office is still under renovation.

“That spike would have meant less caseworkers for our community,” she posted. “Instead, we’re making a new space with a family business!”

But Ocasio-Cortez neglected to mention that her rent would end up likely topping the cost of Crowley’s former digs.

When The Post visited last week, the congresswoman’s office was still under construction, with workers building interior walls and installing drywall. A carpenter there said the work would probably take several more weeks to complete. A staffer said at a community board meeting that it would open March 4.

It’s unknown if taxpayers or the landlord is paying for the extensive renovations.

A spokesman for Cow Bay Contracting, the Nassau County construction company working on the office space, refused comment. Ocasio-Cortez’s office refused to answer the question.

In the absence of a district office, and with no way to contact the rookie congresswoman, voters have resorted to desperate measures.

“Constituents come here and leave notes on the door,” said the postal worker at her Parkchester apartment building last weekend. “But it’s a waste of time.”



  1. YouKnowItsTrue

    February 24, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Wasn’t she trying to get donations for living expenses at one point after she was elected?

  2. N

    February 24, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    DS traitors are everywhere!The evil corrupted lib demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party & minions!Don’t forget RINOs(McSally,Alexander,Tills,Gardner,Lee,Grassley,Collins,Romney, Rubio, Roberts,Flake, etc)they’re just as bad!Drain the rat infested Swamp,Pres Trump!

  3. Bad

    February 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Kinda like looking for a brain between her ears….

  4. Shari Early

    February 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    She’s a conniving, greedy liar that’s using living large off the tax payers and doing nothing for the people who were blind enough to vote for her.

    • Francis Dryden

      February 24, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      And stupid enough!

  5. Becky Clark

    February 24, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    No comment on who is paying for the renovations for her district office? Yeah, okay, it’s taxpayers footing the bill for this renovation! An apartment that costs $17,000 a month with all thos amenities? Yeah, under her New Green Deal the rich would take a decrease earnings so the less fortunate can make more! But you can bet these politicians would pull some kind of loop hole out of the asses to not be held to this decrease! And ducking out of a building through the back door into a chauffeured SUV was merely so she could get out of there and not have to face the reporters! Your constituents should be able to get a hold of you! Be careful AOC or your constituents will abandon you and you WILL be a one term congresswoman!

    • lynn goss

      February 25, 2019 at 8:04 am

      I hope you don’t mind but I reposted your comments as I couldn’t of said it better myself. as with all the politicians…they end up being millionaires when they leave office. gee, I don;;t know of anyother job that you can do that with.

      • FAST EDDIE

        February 25, 2019 at 9:56 am

        I believe her objectives as a socialist is to promote socialism and secondly, if she gets voted out after one term, collect a healthy pension for the rest of her life. Sounds lak Karl Marx living off of Engles. She will not only be taking the conservative taxpayers for a ride but also the libs too. They are too dumb to see it.

    • Ina

      February 28, 2019 at 8:13 am

      I was thinking along similar lines. But I’m really curious how on a congresswoman’s pay she can AFFORD a $17,000 a month office with her salary…? Oh.. they don’t have to PAY for things QUITE the same way us ordinary lugs do, do they? OR make their money by WORKING for it hour by drudging hour!

  6. Donald

    February 24, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    AOC, like most democrat politicians, cannot be trusted!

  7. PT

    February 24, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hey, she’s taking advantage of the SUPER STUPIDS, the people who voted her in. Can’t blame her. She found a niche where she could live large with the SUPER STUPIDS blindingly supporting her. Go for it girl!! Take them for all they’re worth while you can!!

  8. Capn Jack

    February 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    I would think someone should go over her tax returns very carefully. In addition her election results should be double checked.

  9. Bill

    February 24, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    I think she’s the waste of time, and not worth what ever she makes or steals.

  10. Pasquale Gelardi

    February 24, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    We need to know where these Communists live, that we may exercise our Unalienable rights upon them.

  11. John Bloxson Jr.

    February 24, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a fool believing a lie that is Socialism/ Communism, but then every DemoCommunist I know believes in the lie rather then the truth. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics but her answers all lack the slightest hint that she knew anything, But I have allot of trouble believing that she did anything more then party.

  12. LST

    February 25, 2019 at 12:01 am

    I hope a great many regret voting for the dumb bitch. We can only hope she’ gets voted out in ’20.

    • Nancy Hessler

      February 25, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Liberals never have ‘regrets’. They will RABIDLY defend their party no matter how stupid/moronic/lacking in morals/violent or naive they are. They drink the koolaid and that is all they know. Liberalism is a sickness for which there is only one cure.

  13. Rebecca Holstine

    February 25, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Maybe it is time the media starts asking some questions. If and that is a big if, she has a degree in anything, I would be surprised. She doesn’t seem to know anything and has no common sense. This reminds me of our last President that had several degrees in different colleges, and yet no one remembers him at school or seen his records. And they called him a constitutional law professor, when all he did was guest teach now and again. Does anyone remember the movie The Best Little Whore House in Texas? The song sung by a politician…Now you see me, now you don’t… this is how it is done.


    February 25, 2019 at 12:29 am


  15. Marlene deRonde

    February 25, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Well, well, well, another lying demoncrat-!!!

  16. Bart-Jan Mathot

    February 25, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Where does she get the money from regarding the pad she is living in now, or has she got “anight time job” as well. This is socialisme ???? My FOOT !!!!!

    • Edward

      February 25, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Yes it IS Socialism at its finest! Socialism is for the pesants not for the elite demorat politicians!! It is time this and
      several other slut politicians ,and the slut includes male and female politicians, get removed, physically if necessary, from the office they definately do NOT DESERVE!! Socialists/Communists ONLY DESERVE TO BE ELIMINATED best way is to hang them from the nearest light pole or tree with high strong branches!! I DESPISE ALL DEMORATS, the politicians for the traitors and thugs and thieves that they are, and the idiot morons who voted for them!!

  17. J R

    February 25, 2019 at 5:02 am

    AOC “left in a chauffeured SUV.” The one that couldn’t afford an apartment has a CHAUFFEUR, no local office, registered to run in a different district before correcting, is unknown to neighbors and businesses where she is SUPPOSED to live, has mail collect for months at a time before “someone” collects it, and now lives in a posh apartment that does not provide lower income units……..although the law states that they must. Pretty much confirms to me that SOROS MONEY is involved……..AGAIN. (I had already read the suggestions that there was a connection.)

  18. Richard

    February 25, 2019 at 5:52 am

    You get what you paid for another lying cheating Democrat who REALLY had no idea who, what, when, where or how.

  19. janznice

    February 25, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Ass Of Camel wisely chose a district full of some of the stupidest humans in the USA and she will screw them without Vaseline (Already did she helped them lose over 100K jobs) Ass Of Camel will get them to give her lots of money for the stupidest liberal Green ideas designed to harm America. What Americans need is to give Congress a laxative and remove Ass Of Camel and other turd like DemonRats and fix America. MAGA vote for Donald J. Trump who is fixing our country after traitor Obama shit on Americans!

  20. Silas Longshot

    February 25, 2019 at 7:18 am

    A ‘nobody from nowhere’ is suddenly a rep for a district she never lived in, didn’t even know which district she was ‘running for’, who never lived in said district and still doesn’t, and many more ‘little things’ coming out about AOC. Well, what do you expect from a puppet of George Soros? He funded her through and other front groups he owns. How else would a harebrained bartender who never played local politics get elected over a long term democrat with considerable pull?
    The MSM gives her face time like they did Trump in his campaign, but ‘positive’ for her, whereas the MSM covered everything Trump did in an effort to paint him badly. Her purpose in DC is to drive the dems further to the left so that the socialist movement will get more points.
    Let’s just remember that people in socialist countries ALWAYS lose while the elite like her will be living big.Bernie is worth $300 million? Never had a real job, 25 years in DC, never passed a single bill, but knows how to play the system for himself.

  21. Mark Terzano

    February 25, 2019 at 8:12 am

    THis could disqualify her seat?

  22. Hipocracy watch

    February 25, 2019 at 8:27 am

    So why aren’t the democrats calling for an investigation ? THEY ARE UNETHICAL AND CORRUPT!

  23. neo

    February 25, 2019 at 8:50 am

    “Although we attempted to take over our predecessor’s lease, the landlord wanted to almost double rent” from $7,800 to $15,000 per month, she tweeted Jan. 22 — without specifying which of Crowley’s spaces she had hoped to inherit.

    Much like you wanting to double the taxes on the 1% huh …A.O.C…..NOW we see you reaction to that…..what do you think the 1% reaction is going to be to the double taxes?….MORON

  24. Wiliam

    February 25, 2019 at 9:07 am


  25. William

    February 25, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Brain dead.

  26. stephen winters

    February 25, 2019 at 9:37 am

    bet she does not live in NYC…….

  27. rcb

    February 25, 2019 at 9:49 am

    WELLLLLLL she is going to fit into the dem Swamp,like a pig in slop. Never let an “inconveince”, like where you live, get in the way of the truth. S I G H

  28. Ray

    February 25, 2019 at 11:23 am

    And all these idiots in her district will re-elect her.

  29. abolishliberals

    February 25, 2019 at 11:30 am

    She is always up to something devious…. she wont tell the media anything about where her real home addy is, she wont say anything about her office, and you can bet your bottom dollar that all the renovations are being paid by tax payers and NOT her or the landlord because if they were, they would come out and say it…their “No comments” and refusals to answer tells us all we need to know. AOC is just another conniving democrat elected official who is in it for the money and fame and all the freebies she can grab! and all these stupid dem voters just ushered her in with open arms and now they’ll need to open their check books more and more because of her…Good job dems, Bravo! Its a good godda**ed thing you are all so much smarter and brighter and educated than all of us Poor, stupid knuckle dragging Republicans huh?

  30. Mary Johnson

    February 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Why is she hiding? AOC is up to no good. Living with someone not married to? What else is she hiding?

  31. Elinor Ann DeMendonca

    February 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    She should be fired. A Socialist who is obviously being supported by Soros or someone like him is not a great leader for our country. She has a credit score of 430, was evicted two times and was in bankruptcy. How can she head up the “Finance Committee” in Congress. She is virtually homeless. America is sliding down to the swamp with many newly electeds who are not capable of the positions which they assumed.

  32. Margaret V Stoltzfus

    February 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    OMG!!! I’m shocked. NOT

  33. Smokey

    February 25, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Simple question, isn’t it a simple thing to say “she doesn’t reside in this district, and thus is not eligible to represent it?”

  34. Matt

    February 25, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Wasn’t there a community enterprise office that would have allowed her to borrow some office space? Or isn’t that how she rolls?

    In the UK there is a version of The Red Flag that sees to fit AOC to a t!:-

    “The working class can kiss my arse
    I got the foreman’s job at last.
    You can tell old Joe I’m off the dole
    He can stick his Red Flag up his ‘ole!.”

    They are Socialists, until they aren’t!

  35. Donna

    February 26, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Hmmm! Does this sound a little suspicious? Maybe a fake getting into Congress placed by some characters that paid for her run that don’t even live in this country?Like George Soros as one! If you can’t figure out where she was living or the district that she couldn’t remember running for office…what makes anyone think this whole thing is right! There needs to be an investigation and check her birth records too! Weird! Now her constutients can’t even find her office and she’s renting a very exclusive place that goes as high as $1800 a month? Not that this is bad for her salary now, but whatever happened to her outcry of the rich getting richer and she wants to give everything away free?? I think it needs to start with her unless they can find out if she is a legal citizen! Then ship her to Solvena!

  36. Mike Hansen

    February 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Should we be surprised by all of this??? No.

  37. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    March 25, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Throw her out with the garbage. She lied to her voters to win the election. INVALID.

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