Date night in NYC for AOC: Squad member strolls through trendy Meatpacking District in all-black ensemble with new boyfriend Riley Roberts
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, was spotted in New York City on Thursday afternoon and evening
- AOC, as she is known, was enjoying a day off with boyfriend Riley Roberts, an Arizona-born web developer
- The pair live together in the Bronx, when not in Washington DC for her work representing NYC in Congress
- They ate at Meatpacking restaurant Serafina before strolling the High Line, a popular tourist site
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend Riley Roberts have been spotted out and about in the trendy Meatpacking district of New York City, dining at a popular pizzeria before strolling the High Line.
The 30-year-old Bronx-based Congresswoman was sleek in black jeans, a black $450 Maje bomber jacket and black Spiderman face mask, $113 Birkenstock sandals and red leather Tefla tote, which retails for $257.
Her boyfriend of four years, a web designer, was coordinating with his girlfriend in a striking red jacket, a red face mask, with trendy Allbirds, popular among tech execs, which retail for $95.
The two are famously low-key, with few even knowing she was in a relationship when she was elected in 2018.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend Riley Roberts visited the Meatpacking district of New York City
The 30-year-old Congresswoman and her boyfriend were spotted in a CVS in the city
AOC, as she is known, wore a sleek $450 Maje black bomber jacket for the outing
The pair then went to Sephora, with AOC – famed for her red lipstick – picking up some essentials
Roberts was inside the store with his politician girlfriend as she browsed the aisles
Roberts, originally from Arizona, was present at her swearing-in ceremony in January 2019, and has made occasional, infrequent appearances on her social media.
They live in the Bronx with their French Bulldog, Deco.
Roberts is head of marketing at HomeBinder.com, which helps people manage the maintenance on their homes.
He also works as a consultant to help tech startups grow revenue using marketing and development.
On Thursday the duo made the most of a committee work day – a day when there were no votes scheduled in the House – to enjoy her hometown.
They were spotted running errands in CVS and makeup store Sephora before sitting outdoors at Italian eatery Serafina – famed for its pizzas, and popular with tourists and celebrities alike.
Ocasio-Cortez and Roberts then headed to popular Italian restaurant Serafina, which has branches across the city
AOC and Roberts sat outside, with other diners oblivious to their presence
The Congresswoman was elegant in her white $113 Birkenstocks
Roberts was comfortable in his Allbirds – extremely popular among tech executives
After their lunch, the duo strolled through the Meatpacking district in lower Manhattan
The Meatpacking district was popularized by Sex And The City, when the character Samantha moved in
AOC sported a funky Spiderman face mask with her all black ensemble and white shoes
The pair have been together for four years, but try to keep their relationship low-profile
Roberts, who like AOC was wearing a face mask for the majority of the time, took advantage of the hand sanitizer
Pizzas at the see-and-be-seen restaurant range from $16 for a simple margarita, to $29 for a black truffle pizza.
The pair then strolled along the High Line – one of New York’s most popular tourist sites.
The landscaped walkway, filled with sculptures and flanked by murals, is currently open from noon until 8pm, with a free timed-entry reservation system.
The site is operating on a reduced operating schedule, with fewer amenities, and limited capacity in order to allow for social distancing.
AOC and Roberts then stepped up onto the High Line
The High Line was closed during the pandemic, but has recently reopened
The Congresswoman kept her face mask on on the High Line
AOC and Roberts descended the steps at the end of the High Line
The duo took in the sculpture and murals that line the High Line
The 30-year-old and her boyfriend sat to take in the scene