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01.30.15 Rhett Jones

On Thursday, a Brooklyn federal judge ruled against Jimmy McMillan‘s lawsuit that was seeking to stay his ​eviction from an East Village apartment. McMillan, the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High movement, has been fighting since 2011 to keep his rent controlled residence after receiving an eviction notice. McMillan claimed that his landlord, Lisco Holdings […]

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01.27.15 Rhett Jones

Jimmy McMillan, founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High movement, has been served with an eviction notice for his rent-controlled apartment. According to McMillan, it’s because his landlord wants the rent to be higher. The firebrand gubernatorial candidate’s landlord claims that the East Village apartment on St. Mark’s isn’t McMillan’s primary residence, so he […]

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11.04.13 Aymann Ismail

On the eve of the 2013 mayoral election, we called up our friend Jimmy McMillan to deliver a PSA to New York’s voters. His message, in a way that only he can tell it: no matter who you are, get out and vote tomorrow, NYC. McMillan also seems pretty positive he’s going to win, and […]

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09.23.13 Marina Galperina

Rent Is Too Damn High Party candidate Jimmy McMillan is still running for mayor and making music videos. Following up on his anthemic rap video “Rent Is Too Damn High” with ANIMAL, Jimmy dropped “Debate” at 2am last night. Jimmy McMillan tells ANIMAL that he still thinks that music is the way to reach young people. […]

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05.21.13 Andy Cush

Over the weekend, mayoral candidate and music video maven Jimmy McMillan attended the opening of a brand-new Papaya King on St. Mark’s, where the historic hot dog chain formally endorsed him for mayor. To mark the occassion, McMillan whipped up a signature frank–sauerkraut, relish, and mustard–and handed out a few to the throngs of people who […]

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04.24.13 ANIMAL

Jimmy McMillan, the political candidate whose slogan represents the one issue that all New Yorkers can agree on–that the rent is too damn high–is running for mayor. ANIMAL isn’t in the business of endorsing candidates, but we did want to help him get that message out. Watch the video and download the anthem for free! […]

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03.20.13 Samer Kalaf

East Village residents might be against Pringle-ization, but mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan would be fine with more 7-Eleven stores in NYC. His simple reasoning? It’s cheaper. In an interview with The Local: I applaud 7-Eleven! I hope 7-Elevens pop up all over the place. Anything that opens so people can grab a quick snack on […]

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11.12.10 Bucky Turco

Here is Jimmy McMillan creepily performing a song called “My Place” off his new album. URLesque called it a “smooth, sexy slow jam.” Give it a listen and let us know if you can come up with a better description for whatever it is that was. […]

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11.05.10 Bucky Turco

Don’t let the results of New York’s gubernatorial race fool you, Jimmy McMillan continues won big. Armed with a sense of humor and penchant for publicity, here he is appearing as himself with sometimes funny comedian Billy Eichner playing his son Timmy in a Funny or Die skit about the only thing higher than rent. […]

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11.02.10 Bucky Turco

No matter how damn high the rent is or how damn low his chances of being elected are, gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan is this year’s clear political winner. He’s been impersonated by SNL, crafted into a toy (paper and plastic versions), and now, has even released an album, complete with a music video. Who’s laughing […]

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