Another president has come to The Bronx—but this one is fictional, and she doesn't seem to like the neighborhood very much.
The borough has seen plenty of actual visits throughout its history from commanders-in-chief ranging from George Washington to Barack Obama, and it can now add a fictional leader to the list as well: Selina Meyer, the former president and vice president played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO's hit comedy series "Veep."
Season six of the show premiered on Sunday and caught up with all the characters following Selina's narrow defeat in last season's presidential election. Among other things, viewers learn that her offices are now located in the South Bronx—and that she is not particularly happy about this.
"Son of a sailor, offices in the South Bronx...I can't stand this anymore," she says, with characteristic anger and an uncharacteristic lack of profanities.
"We should be in the Meatpacking District," her assistant/manservant Gary Walsh replies. "It's so chic."
Meyer attempts to bring this up later with her daughter — who is apparently financing the offices — saying that "a lot of the staff has been complaining because they feel kind of cramped, and they're not in Midtown," but she gets the brush off, meaning she may have to stay in the South Bronx for at least a few more episodes.
So look at it this way, Selina: you get to work in one of the 52 places that the New York Times suggested you visit in 2017, something you should feel free to bring up if you find yourself seeking an endorsement from them in the future.