Barack Obama

In August 1981, Obama arrived in New York City, fresh from his time at Occidental College. According to his  book, Obama spent his first night in the city in an alley near 109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, and bathed  in a hydrant alongside a homeless man, the following morning. While at Columbia, Obama lived in apartment 3E, at 142 West 109th Street, with a monthly rent of  $360. Obama also lived in a townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn in the mid 1980s with a girlfriend: