AOC’s New York City District Officially Named One of ‘World’s Filthiest Slums’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district has been declared one of the world’s filthiest slums, resembling a Third World neighborhood with desperate migrants blocking sidewalks selling food and drugs, while underage prostitutes openly solicit sex on street corners in front of families and children.

The once thriving neighborhoods of Corona, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst — a community in northwestern Queens — has been turned into a giant slum thanks to AOC’s far-left policies, with rat-strewn trash overflowing on street corners, leading to unhygienic conditions, as video published by Fox News Digital reveals.

How filthy is AOC’s congressional district? The investigation revealed a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, feces, and sex workers, many of them suspected to be underage and the victims of human trafficking, throughout downtown.

Fox reports: Meanwhile, the neighborhood’s main strip along Roosevelt Avenue has become so renowned for its prostitution that locals have nicknamed the area “the market of sweethearts,” and viral online videos advise prospective johns on how to make use of sex workers’ services there.

In exclusive Fox News Digital photos, sex workers were seen on Wednesday standing outside storefronts soliciting men. Residents say the prostitutes usually take their clients into makeshift brothels for sex. These alleged sex workers operate during all hours of the day, even as families walk by with their children in strollers, and often hang out in front of area supermarkets. Prostitution is against the law in New York.

In video obtained by Fox News Digital, one local resident, Ramses Frías, takes a short walk along two streets in the neighborhood, shedding light on the conditions there.

The video shows an almost endless stream of vendors with piles of clothes stacked along the streets, while others sell sneakers, pots and pans and toys and photo frames.

At the end of the clip, three people can be seen sitting in the trunk of a car. The trio has a stall set up encroaching onto a pedestrian crossing and their used boxes block the path of walkers crossing the road. Only licensed vendors are permitted to sell food or goods in public spaces in New York.

“Like most of my like-minded residents, we see this as a third-world market,” Frías, 43, tells Fox News Digital. “Basically, you just see clothes thrown across the floor … the items are stolen from donation bins or stolen from stores, and they just set up shop outside brick-and-mortar businesses. They take away trade from these businesses and don’t pay taxes.”

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“There are no repercussions; they get a free pass,” says Frías, who says the streets have become overrun by illegal street vendors while crime has been steadily increasing in the neighborhood.

The video was taken on the edge of Ocasio-Cortez’s 14th Congressional District. The area is mostly represented by progressive politicians, including Congresswoman Grace Meng, Assembly members Catalina Cruz, Steve Raga, Jessica González-Rojas and Council Member Shekar Krishnan. Fox News Digital reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s office, but did not receive a response for publication.

The neighborhood is often touted as the most diverse in Queens and has long been a melting pot for migrants, but a portion of the migrant population there are reportedly in the U.S. illegally and don’t have permits to work, leaving them with no choice but to take to the streets to make ends meet, residents say.

Meanwhile, Frías says that the prostitutes blatantly flaunt their bodies on the streets at all times of the day.

“They do whatever they please, they are open about it and not discreet,” Frías says. “They line up all along 90th street in front of a pizzeria, a 99-cent store and just try to pull men. You’ll see multiple women in scantily clad clothing. Now it’s cold, they are a bit covered up, but it will get worse in the summer.”

In January, the NYPD raided six establishments allegedly engaged in prostitution, which were issued closing orders. The raid was well publicized with New York City Mayor Eric Adams present.

“Among these legal businesses, you have these single beds — it is clear what is taking place there and this is really bringing down the quality of life of this community and anyone who says this is a victimless crime, just really needs to see the inhumane conditions,” Adams said at the time. “Sex trafficking is real … and we’re not going to sit idly by and pretend that it’s not happening.”

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