Rent Barack Obama’s Old UWS Apartment for $1,900
by Avi - June 8, 2010 at 10:02 am -
Barack Obama lived on the Upper West Side while he was going to Columbia in an apartment at 42 West 109th Street and now that apartment is up for rent, Gawker noted. The savvy brokers who are renting apartment 3E have advertised that fact, but there’s a little problem with the ad.
As of this morning, it said: “PRESIDENT OMABA LIVED HERE AND YOU CAN TOO” President Omaba? I guess it’s better than when Fox News called him Osama, but it doesn’t give me a lot of faith in the brokers. The rest of the ad is also riddled with grammatical errors, which we tend to think is a direct slap in the face to a president who has made education reform an important part of his agenda.
That said, the place has hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a marble bathroom, which means you can probably overlook the spelling errors. And the neighborhood is a lot less scary than when Obama moved in, at least as he describes it in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father”. In fact, Obama said he left the 109th Street apartment “for lack of heat.” Hopefully, they’ve gotten that problem solved in the 30 years since he lived there.