June 10th, 2010
04:49 PM ET
5 years ago

Need an apartment? How about President Obama's?

Pictures from a Craigslist post advertising an apartment once inhabited by President Obama.
Pictures from a Craigslist post advertising an apartment once inhabited by President Obama.

(CNN) - You can find pretty much anything on Craigslist, from a used sleeper sofa to a new job; and now, President Obama's old New York City apartment.

You can "LIVE LIKE A PRESIDENT!" in the Morningside Heights pad Obama crashed in when he attended Columbia University. "YES LIVE WHERE PRESIDENT OBAMA LIVED !!!" the headline of the listing confirms. "TRUE STORY."

The New York Times confirmed that Obama once lived in the walk-up apartment. The President received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York in 1983.

Located on West 109th Street, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom second-floor apartment is available on June 15 and can be yours for the Manhattan-sized price of $1,899 per month.

The apartment boasts "great light, big windows," hardwood floors and a kitchen furnished with "new appliances and cabinets."

Real estate agent Dalila Bella told CNN that she has shown the apartment to three interested parties but said the apartment is still occupied by the departing tenants. An open house is scheduled for June 12.

Bella said the owner isn't putting a premium on the flat simply because the leader of the free world used to live there. She said it was listed last year without any reference to Obama and leased for the same price.


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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Linda

    Gee, if I lived in Chicago I would be interested.

    June 10, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. john healy

    if i were you, i wont rent this apt where obama was renting this one cuz he lied to everyone about trying to change to socialism system into usa i dont like him at all. impeach him now. He cant be trusted at all to reader, dont rent ths apt stay away

    June 10, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Don't be jealous, remember President Obama lived in these humble dwellings in 1983 while getting his education. If you didn't get yours then continue to enjoy whatever humble dwellings you have been blessed with. AMEN.

    June 10, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  4. George

    If it's on Craig's list it's probably a scam.

    June 10, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Jon

    We would not bother to take a look at this apartment even if we have affirmative action to attend Columbia. That apartment was not taken good care of before by the previous famous tenant, just like the country has not been taken good care of now by the messiah.

    June 10, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  6. George of the jungle

    What a bunch of nuts. He never claimed to be rich so what is the deal? It's an apartment not national defense. You even have to make nasty remarks about where he lived. Get a life. No wonder we have problems with so many repo crazys in office.

    June 10, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. Orlando r.

    Obama cares for the common man and the middle class because he himself has lived the real life. Unlike bush,mccain,and most republicans....who were born into a rich lifestyle,obama knows the kind of life the majority of us live....obama has done alot more for the midde class then bush ever did. Bush never had to worry about not having a good education,healthcare,he always had that! He never lived like the average person,never had to struggle....didnt jesus say to help the poor? never deny anyone because of their class? Then why is the GOP agaisnt helping the poor,the low income families,while they support all these coorporations. Caring about the people is not socialism,its the humane thing to do...and obama is a partisan? please! Hes tried reaching out to the party of NO....

    June 10, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. guy from NM

    Who cares? Don`t you have some real issues or problem to report on? There is no such thing as leader of the free world, and why would it need to be a US president? The USA is not any different than any other country, the only thing we are leading on, is the amount of money wasted on the military instead of its citizens. Corporate media is such a lapdog

    June 10, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. misanthropicus

    So I take it that in 1982-3, the rent of this space was about $1200. So, considering that the funny Hawaiian guy living there was a guy of little means, and no job, that Stanley showed no interest for him after shipping him to Hawaii from Indonesia, who paid the rent for Barry? Poor Madelyn did cough up, say $26.000 for Barry?Indeed, who paid fpr Obama's most excellent adventure in NYC and, presumably, at Columbia U? Heck, this guy Holder sure is right – when it comes to race, we Americans, are a nation of cowards -

    June 10, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Padraig

    Of all the things that are going on in the world and this makes the news. Sad, sad, sad. Who cares about the apartment. He had to live somewheres.

    June 10, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  11. Roosevelt

    Dear Mr President' I would love to move into that very nice place that you one lived in! You and your beautiful family are the BEST THING' that has Ever happened to the White House! Don't worry about that 'Bitter Lemon Tea Party' or that very miserable group of people who Hate you so much, and wants 'THEIR COUNTRY BACK!! I SAY GIVE IT BACK TO THESE EVIL PEOPLE, SO THAT WHEN GOD RELEASES HIS WRATH IN BACK TO BACK NATURAL DISATERS' THEY WON'T BLAME YOU! Because you know they blame you for everything! Even if it snowed at the end of July in the south, they would blame you, they're that stupid and unhappy..

    June 11, 2010 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
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