*The very excitable Jimmy McMillan, who’s running for president on the “Rent is Too Damn High” platform, received his walking papers from his landlord because … well, the rent is too damn low!
Jimmy McMillan says he pays $872.96 for a rent-controlled ground-floor apartment (that he shares with his son) 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 says. “It’s about ‘My Rent is Too Damn Low.’ ”
The case is now pending in Housing Court.
The building’s owner, Lisco Holdings, claims in court documents that McMillan has violated his lease because he doesn’t really live in the East Village apartment — he actually lives in Brooklyn.
Read/learn more at the NY Post.