In need of summer housing? Re-thinking that Schapiro walk-through? Rent Obama’s former apartment on 109th between Amsterdam and Columbus. Yessiree: Apartment 3E in 142 West 109th Street is available, and will cost you $1,900 a month, a pretty steep increase from our Commander in Chief’s 1981 rent: $360. Gentrification is a thing!
As David Remnick reported (and told Bwog!) in his recent Obama biography, The Bridge: “the apartment’s charms included spotty heat, irregular hot water, and a railroad-flat layout. They adjusted, using the showers at the Columbia gym and camping out for long hours in Butler library.” Citi-Habitats, which has the listing, describes the apartment a little differently: “PRESIDENT OBAMA LIVED HERE AND YOU CAN TOO !!!Central Park ! Yes just few steps from central Park is this great two bedrooms for only $1900. The unit features hardwood floors,exposed brick, nice bathroom, high ceilings, big windows.”