In the time when Barack was Barry and Americans had yet to hear the phrase "Yes We Can," the current President of the United States lived just like a regular college student in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. According to New York Magazine, the very two bedroom, pre-war apartment where President Obama lived during his time at Columbia is now up for rent for a pricey $2,400 per month.
Curbed points out that the unit was listed for $1,900 per month just two years ago. Obama's former digs features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a galley-style kitchen, exposed brick, and hardwood floors.
The public listing is certainly capitalizing on the crib's claim to fame, proclaiming, "Live like the President!!! Who knows, you might just end up in the White House one day." While we're all likely to agree that's a stretch of the imagination, we have to admit that living like Obama (albeit for a steep $2,400 per month) is pretty sweet.