Live like Obama – in his old apartment

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The Independent US

An estate agent is hawking the New York apartment where Barack Obama lived when he attended Columbia University in the 1980s.

An online listing reads: "Yes, live where President Obama lived!" The third-floor flat, near Columbia's campus in the Morningside Heights suburb, is up for rent for $1,899 (£1,300) a month.

It has two bedrooms – although the agent, Dalila Bella, concedes that one of them doesn't have a window.

A book by The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, describes the apartment as a dump when Mr Obama lived there. However, the agent says it has been recently renovated.

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