When Barack Obama became president, brokers used his celebrity to advertise an apartment he once lived in on 109th Street. He was attending Columbia at the time, and he wrote about his time there in his memoir Dreams from My Father.
Now they’re even using his name to try to rent other apartments in the same building.
A two-bedroom apartment at 142 West 109th Street is on the market for $2,400 a month. The broker advertises that you can “Live in Obama’s Old Apartment Building!!” Obama paid $360 when he lived there in the 80’s.
The broker says that it’s a “very large” two-bedroom where “both rooms can Fit Queen Size beds.” They’re also excited about the transportation options: “2 Blocks away from all Major transportation ~~ 1, 2, 3, C, Cross Town Buses!!!”
Have the words “crosstown buses” ever had three exclamations after them before?