Two years ago, the Morningside Heights apartment where President Obama lived back when he was a Columbia University undergrad went on the rental market. For $1850/month, the apartment offered two bedrooms, "hardwood floors, exposed brick, nice marble bathroom, high ceilings, big windows." Well, things have changed in 2012: While the listing uses many of the same photographs, the apartment is now going for $2400/month.
The listing also tries to tempt those with big dreams, "Live Like the President!!! Barack Obama's former apartment is now on the market for rent. Be a part of history and live where the President lived while he attended Columbia University. Who knows, you just might end up in the White House one day." Of course, back in Obama's Columbia days, there wasn't heat.