Check out the al fresco stage and the lake with the fountain. This town of 1000 people sure is gritty. It looks like Middleburg Virginia or The Hamptons. How did she ever make it to hyper expensive Boston University from here? But she’s “a girl from the Bronx.”
Her Wikipedia entry can be seen here, where it states that; “Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York City on October 13, 1989, to Blanca Ocasio-Cortez and Sergio Ocasio. Her father, an architect, was also born in the Bronx, and her mother was born in Puerto Rico. Until age five, Ocasio-Cortez lived with her family in an apartment in the planned community of Parkchester. Her father then moved the family to a house in Yorktown Heights, a suburb in Westchester County, where she would live until she left home to attend college.”
Wikipedia can be wrong. If it is we are happy correct this story and we will run such a correction as its own post if need be. This is an open invitation to refutation.
In this article it states that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez “commuted 40 minutes” into the lovely little town which houses a Cornell University cooperative extension. (The Cornell co-op looks pretty cool I have to say. It has 4-H.) So perhaps the Wikipedia article is incorrect. We are basically asking someone to correct us if we are wrong. If she hustled her way from the Bronx to Whitebreadland and she has been upfront about doing so, we may not like her politics but we’ll commend her ambition. If however that ambition got the better of her. Then the public should know.
Because the New York Times reports her as living in Yorktown from age 5 until college also.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s mother was born in Puerto Rico. Her late father, Sergio Ocasio, an architect, was born in the Bronx. The family lived in Parkchester, a planned community of mid-rise buildings, in the same apartment where Ms. Ocasio-Cortez now lives, until Alexandria was about 5, when they moved an hour north to a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street in Yorktown Heights, a suburb in Westchester County, in search of better schools.