Well, this was probably inevitable. From Craigslist:
Unable to face the Bush victory, I'm going into self-imposed exile for 3 months, and I'm looking for someone to sublet my bright, spacious, furnished Lower East Side one-bedroom. Rent is $1,500 a month, plus security deposit and utilities. It's a wonderful apartment...Hipsters out, Ralph Reed in? It's a brave new LES!
· $1500 / 1br - Lower East Side sublet (3 months) [Craigslist]