Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a half century from being born when the Parkchester neighborhood was developed in the Bronx.
The 29-year-old lawmaker shared a yellowing ad touting 2-bedroom apartments in the then-spanking new suburban outpost to make a point about just how too damn high the rent is.
The sepia-toned ad boasted rents of $32 a month. As AOC, points out, that’s just $532 in today’s money, a far cry from the $2,000 or so that a prospective renter would pay in 2019.
“Imagine how your life would change if that was your rent,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) wrote on Instagram.