Low rent marketer extraordinaire Jimmy McMillan, who became famous in the New York gubernatorial contest as the ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ candidate, is being evicted from his apartment. He claims it’s because his rent is too damn low.
New York – The man who ran for New York governor under the Rent Is Too Damn High Party banner claims he is being kicked out of his Manhattan apartment — because the rent is too damn low, the New York Post reported Friday.
Jimmy McMillan says he pays $872.96 for a rent-controlled ground-floor apartment on St. Marks Place in the East Village — which he’s had since the late-1970s, when the rent was around $275.
But the man who founded the tenants-rights party says his landlords are giving him the boot so they can pull in way more dough.
“I’ve been here since 1977, and they want more money!” McMillan said. “It’s about ‘My Rent is Too Damn Low.'”