For Rent: Obama's NYC Digs

'Live like a president'—or at least a broke Columbia undergrad
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2010 8:02 AM CDT
Phil Boerner, right, and his college roommate, Barack Obama, in their NYC apartment in the early 1980s. Boerner made the photo of Obama and Obama took Boerner's photo.   (AP Photo/Phil Boerner)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama slept there, and you can, too—for a mere $1900 a month, you can rent the president's old New York City apartment, Gawker reports. The apartment at 42 West 109th St. has "beautiful hardwood floors," "high ceilings," and "large closets," the ad says. Obama lived there with a roommate during his junior year at Columbia in 1981.

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