Power Couple Backs Barack

212col.jpgAs previously reported, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama was in the nabe for a fundraiser this week. The Brooklyn Paper sheds a little more light on the event, held at 212 Columbia Heights of hedge fund manager Marek Fludzinski and his book agent wife Nina Collins. The brownstone was purchased for the record setting price of $8.5 million in 2005.  More recently, the home was the highlight of the Brooklyn Heights Assocation's 2007 House Tour.

 Obama tells the Brooklyn Paper about his brush with Brooklyn after graduating from law school:

Tuesday’s fundraiser was apparently Obama’s first visit to the Heights since he moved to the borough after graduating from Columbia University in 1983.

“I did [live in Park Slope] and a little in Brooklyn Heights,” said Obama, strolling down the street from the direction of the Promenade, an entourage of security and staff in tow.

“I don’t remember the exact address,” he added, referring to his Park Slope home, where he is believed to have lived for about a year-and-a-half. “Then, I subletted for about three months in Brooklyn Heights, near the Promenade. On Sunday mornings, there was a bagel shop near the subway station, and I would go there and pick up a coffee and New York Times.”

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  • nabeguy

    He lived in the Slope for a year and a half but can’t remember the exact address? Must be difficult when all you can think of is one address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • joe

    I don’t even remember the address of places I lived in for 4 years so I don’t think its weird he doesn’t remember especially if he has moved around a lot. My spouse on the other hand remembers not only the various addresses of the places we lived but the phone numbers as well.

  • BK123

    Holy cow, that woman has a ginormous five-head!

  • cs

    Boy, that Power Couple has got some serious $$$.

  • cs

    Who do you think did the catering? Certainly not Lassen’s or Garden of Eden!!!!

  • http://brooklynheightsblog.com Qfwfq

    Busy Chef! obviously

  • Vishnu Jones

    Haven’t seen BC on his cell phone lately do you think he’s skipped town?

  • th

    The bagel store of which Sen. Obama speaks is/was “Bagelady” or “Moishe’s”, it sat in the space on Clark directly across from the station, and since the late 90’s it hasn’t held a tenant for more than a year. So sad.