President Obama might now be having the West Wing redone by decorator-to-the-stars Michael Smith, but 31 years ago he was just Barack Obama, Columbia student, and was shacking up in this, er, modest two-bedroom on Manhattan's Upper West Side. A bit from the brokerbabble:
"Who knows, you just might end up in the White House one day. The apartment is a two bedroom, one bath located on West 109 Street. Fully renovated with lots of charm - including exposed brick, high ceilings, a marble bath and hardwood floors. The apartment also features a galley kitchen, generous closet space, and best of all, its unbeatable dinner conversation!"
Anyway, two years ago, this place was renting for $1,900 a month, but rents being the way they are in Manhattan these days, the price has since risen to $2,400 a month. Cat not included. · President Obama’s Old UWS Apartment Is on the Market Again [NYMag]
· 142 West 109th Street [Citihabitats]