Photo by Joe Schumacher.

In his autobiography Barack Obama writes about the first night he spent in New York, prior to attending Columbia. Finding no one home at the apartment he was meant to stay at, he "found a dry spot, propped my luggage beneath me and fell asleep, the sound of drums softly shaping my dreams. I woke up to find a white hen pecking at the garbage near my feet. Across the street, a homeless man was washing himself at an open hydrant and didn't object when I joined him."

The alleyway Obama slept in, pictured, is believed to be adjacent to 200 West 109th Street. Should the unique historical spot be renamed after our new President? Someone get the LPC on this!