As 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.”