obama in nyc

photo: Allen Smith via Twitter

*Man, what a sight for sore eyes. Talk about missing somebody dearly. OK, OK, we’re talking about former President Barack Obama being spotted in NYC earlier today.

Needless to say, the former White House resident drew a big crowd after apparently meeting with a foundation that has a connection to the planned Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, reports TMZ.

The report went on to say he was at a building where the Simons Foundation is headquartered on 5th Avenue in the Flatiron district. James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, are big-time philanthropists who reportedly donated around $700,000 earmarked for the Library.

A still super cool looking Obama wore a pair of sunglasses and waved to the crowd before leaving the scene.

In other news about Mr. Obama, Thursday night he took daughter Malia to Emilio’s Ballato, according to Eater.