REPORT: Obamas Shop For Manhattan Apartment

The New York Post reports:

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle are eyeing an apartment in a historic building in Manhattan, multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six.

The Obamas have been looking at 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, situated between East End Avenue and East River Drive and near the mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion, according to sources who have seen the couple arriving at the building for viewings.

A duplex apartment at 10 Gracie Square went into contract last week for $10 million, and real estate insiders are speculating that could be the Obamas’ new NYC pad, although this could not be confirmed at press time.

The apartment was designed by architect Daniel Romualdez and features five bedrooms, four baths, a library with a wood-burning fireplace, and views of the East River.

Curbed has posted a gallery of photos from the unit.

  • AndyinChicago

    Everyone has the right to live where they choose, but I will admit that I’m a bit disappointed in him as a Chicagoan.

    • Reality.Bites

      There is New York… and then there is every other major city in the United States.

    • canoebum

      I haven’t heard any news indicating he is selling his Chicago home. A New York apartment would provide the last President of the United States a strategic location from which to work on both domestic and interntional affairs.

    • bambinoitaliano

      When one has that much of a disposable income, its not unusual to have several homes. Given their profession as public speakers/authors, they would need a city like New York as a base for their post White House career.

  • vegastearoom

    Good for them!

  • Dagoril

    He should try to move into Drumpf Tower. Just to mess with the shitgibbon.

    • Reality.Bites

      And give Trump ammunition to claim the constant protesters are there for the Obamas?

      • Cipher

        Or allocate any portion of the Secret Security bill to the Black family?

      • carrot festival

        He’s going to do that anyway.

    • Rex

      They don’t let black people live there, silly.

      • Todd20036

        That’s not as much of an exaggeration as you might think. Once upon a time, Trump openly refused to rent to black people.

        • rednekokie

          I suspect he still does — only with a better banter of subterfuge.

    • Bad Tom

      If I were them, I wouldn’t subject myself to that sort of tacky.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I would just install a huge satellite dish aiming at the Drumpf Tower just to fuck with the shitgibbon and his deplorables collective mind.

      • Hue-Man

        Imported from Cuba.

      • justme

        Have the satellite company’s name in Russian…

    • loosevowels

      i know of a large white house in the dc area , they could move in immediately

      • rednekokie

        It would take an enormous amount of disinfectant to clean out that trashy place now. It was decent when the Obamas left it.

    • Friday

      I dunno, I hear the landlord’s kinda racist.

      • The_Wretched

        And the place is wired.

        • Tawreos

          Stay away from the microwaves

          • justme

            check their cable reception first…

    • bambinoitaliano

      I rather live in a crackhouse.

      • Tawreos

        Just because Trump Tower is yuuuge, doesn’t mean it can’t be a crackhouse.

      • Dagoril

        Trump Tower IS a crack house!

        • bambinoitaliano

          I don’t mean the white crackers.

  • Rex

    Fake news.
    I put $10 down on the place Friday.
    It’s a dump, but I’ll put the gay touch on it.

  • safari

    …and Milo reportedly got married.

    • Tawreos

      I guess Stockholm syndrome finally kicked in for his new husband.

      • David Walker

        He’s 14, so he was easy to convince.

    • Lizard

      I thought that actually was fake news.

      • safari

        Probably. I didn’t do a deep dive into it. It just showed up on a bunch of sites on my twitter feed.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Probably fake To distract from his Berkeley Free Speech scam.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      He’s cropped out his husbands face in all his social media posts!!!!! LOL

      Also, if real, I give it until December at best.

      • AJ Drew

        lolz, just wait for the schoolyard disclaimer… “I didn’t say ‘marry’ I said his name is Larry, and we met at camp, and he’s from Canada so that’s why you’ve never met him!”

      • Lars Littlefield

        So, his new “husband” from Canada?

    • bambinoitaliano

      A catholic priest give up one of his victim?

    • barrixines

      Is he pregnant? I feel such a bastard now for assuming it was meth bloat.

    • Dagoril

      Milo got Mary’ed??

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    As a New Yorker I am thrilled. I am sending an invite over for my cocktail party this Friday.

  • Butch

    OT but important: there was another (ANOTHER) mass shooting ONE HOUR after Las Vegas:

  • Bad Tom

    Good for them! The Obamas deserve nice digs.

  • greenmanTN

    And unlike the Trump apartment it won’t look like the gold leaf fairy threw up all over it.

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  • bambinoitaliano

    Damn blacks moving into our pristine white neighborhood! What has America come to?!!! Excuse me while i drive to Pier One Import and stock up on tiki torches.

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  • Tatonka

    This seems like a nice thread. I think I’ll live here from now on.

  • andrew

    Get back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue quickly. Some squatters have moved into your house.

    • bambinoitaliano

      And it ain’t the truck load of turnips from Alaska.

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  • Bob Conti

    The Obamas will be the Toast of the Town. The Drumpfs will be the burnt crumbs.

  • barrixines

    No gold fittings in the john? Riff raff.

    • carrot festival

      Are you kidding, Malignia can’t wait to be the welcome wagon and take over her swatches of dutch gold gilt.

  • JWC

    Good for them Wish them well

  • Mike Fischer

    Wow, that is a Vicente Wolfe designed interior that will be hard to top!!! ❤️

  • Ken M

    Gracie mansion. Hmmmm, yea, I know, wishful thinking. Very nice. I hope the rumors are true. It will simply be referred to as the building where “President Obama” lives. All will know it’s not Trump.

  • fuzzybits

    Good on them!

  • ColdCountry

    What a dump!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Needs art. And lots of it.

  • Tom G

    Any idea what they will be up to in New York?

  • Chris Gardner

    I’m just going to put this out there: Michelle Obama for NY Senator 2018!!

  • Dunkerblinker

    It would be funny if he moved into trump tower.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Beautiful. They must have a housekeeper. I wouldn’t think of spending that kind of money without one included. If I never had to dust and vacuum again……I would not miss cleaning a bathroom.

  • AJ

    Eh. There were reports that the Obama Presidential Library and his foundation would both be going to NYC. Both went to Chicago. The Obamas also still own their home in Kenwood near the University of Chicago. I still have faith that they’ll move back here.

    Besides, they need to move back so Michelle can become our next mayor 😀