Obama’s Manhattan Apartment Now Fetches $2,400 a Month

by UrbanTurf Staff

Obama's Manhattan Apartment Now Fetches $2,400 a Month: Figure 1
President Obama's NYC bedroom.

Two years ago, UrbanTurf reported that the New York City apartment where President Obama lived when he was a student at Columbia University was up for rent. The Upper West Side two-bedroom was asking $1,900 a month, a pretty decent rate for a Manhattan apartment, but a substantial increase from the $360 a month that the president paid for a room in 1981. Now, perhaps because of the cachet associated with its former tenant, that same unit fetches $2,400 a month and AOL Real Estate has a video tour of the digs.

The apartment looks pretty simple and if we know Manhattan landlords, it likely hasn't been updated much since the prez lived there. Regardless, we imagine demand is pretty high for this unit if only for the cocktail conversation starter that the lucky renter will have.

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  1. Aubrey said at 9:59 pm on Wednesday August 15, 2012:
    Hopefully it was thoroughly fumigated and disinfected after he left. Just as will have to be done to the White House come 1/13.
  1. Pat said at 3:18 pm on Tuesday August 21, 2012:
    @Aubrey...really? Come on this is a real estate newsletter. Please go and peddle your racism somewhere else.

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