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. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I've heard someone wants to buy the whole building at an enormous price.

    June 10, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. Karl in Charleston,SC

    I'd like to see what's hidden in the closet!

    June 10, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    I'm actually looking forward to someone else moving into his current residence. Instead of ," LIVE LIKE A PRESIDENT! " they need to find someone that can " ACT LIKE A PRESIDENT! " ( instead of a perpetual partisan candidate ).

    June 10, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. dan

    The Gop is planning to overturn the 14th admendment if they get back the Govt.Their plans are simple,only allow Natural Born Citizens to vote in Federal Elections.I just heard this again by a State Senator in Utah on the Glenn Beck radio show this morning.They also is going to stop American born children of illegal immigrants from becoming citizens.The Senator told Beck this is the only way the Gop can compete with the Democrats in the future.

    June 10, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  5. a little sad

    I can just see it.

    It will be rented by some teabagger, who will then "find" something in the apartment that discredits Obama.

    Maybe another fake Kenyan birth certificate.

    June 10, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. normajean

    At least noone can say he was living it up. They do love to throw his background at him as if it was lavish. This is a nice pedestrian apartment that most any working person could afford, obviously without unneeded luxuries. .. By the way, if we hear that "fake" birth certificate thing one more time, the rest of us are going to assume that kindergartners who can not read nor think for themselves are loose in the neighborhood.When your brain gets stuck on stupid, I guess there's nothing that can be done..

    June 10, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Sherry

    "Four and The Door" - did you feel this way about the last President who took us into THREE wars (thousands of our sons and daughters slaughtered - FOR WHAT?); a deficit out of control; the housing market in shambles because of greed; oh and don't forget 911! Shall I proceed?

    June 10, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  8. phoenix86

    Dan, a little paranoid aren't you?

    June 10, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    I thought this "Obama the Elitist" lived in a castle surrounded by blonde virgins who kept expensive champagne flowing and fed him strawberries while he and reverend Wright were planning a Socialist US takeover...

    ...who would have thought????

    June 10, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. judy

    i would love to sleep in obamas old mattress i wonder if that comes along with the apartment? el oh el

    June 10, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  11. Darth Vadik, CA

    Karl in Charleston,SC

    You better worry about your closet, you republiklan freaks seem to have a lot more skeletons in there than any Democrat.

    June 10, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  12. ib

    The common man would pay less for this thing if they knew messiah Obama lived there. His cap and scam and other programs are going to lower the standard of living for the common man.

    June 10, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  13. Ann

    he lived as an undergraduate student in a 2-bedroom apartment? He certainly had a poor life.

    June 10, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  14. Big George in Big D

    Amen to Four and the Door!! Who would want to live where that one lived? Ugh! Puke! etc.

    June 10, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. anagram_kid

    I would not be surprised if poster Four and The Door moved in. He/she is obviously obsessed with President Obama. The screen name says it all – they identify themselves with how they feel about another person. Truly sad when someone’s identity is all about hate.

    June 10, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  16. jim

    @ Four and The Door so, according to you, actually asking the other party for input is partisan?

    clearly you need to try using some facts for a change

    June 10, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  17. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    The place is probably haunted...

    June 10, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Big George, ib and 4/door, have you ever considered therapy? Not that it would help, but still.

    June 10, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  19. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Wait...what? You mean Obama wasn't fed with a silver spoon like King Bush, Darth Cheney, McCain and his 20 houses, Slick Romney or Queen Whitman?

    June 10, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  20. bob in JC

    $1899 for a 2 bedroom? Now that IS a bargain.

    June 10, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. bass

    obama 2012...like it or not.

    June 10, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  22. Angela Vancouver

    that's very cool!

    June 10, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  23. ib

    Republican smart in the head area; Don't need therapy; I can see what a disaster this so called president is for the common working man; so sad others see him as a messiah and can't get their head of his butt long enough to see what he is really doing to destroy our way of life.

    June 10, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  24. Dave

    It was interesting prior to January 2009, now it is not such a hot item!

    June 10, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Cynthia

    Again, why is this a news story. Aren't there other pressing matters than the place where he lived as a college student. He was lucky. I couldn't afford a place of my own or even share rent with. I lived on campus in the dorms.

    June 10, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
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