Jimmy McMillan

Demonstrators at the Rent Guidelines Board vote, June 20, 2013. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Rent Increases Approved For A Million Rent-Controlled Tenants

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted rent can go up 4 percent on one-year leases and 7.75 percent on two-year leases on rent-stabilized apartments.

06/20/2013

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2010 file photo, Jimmy McMillan appears on the "Imus in the Morning" program in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Jimmy McMillan, ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ Candidate, Faces Eviction

Jimmy McMillan, the man who ran for New York governor because “the rent is too damn high,” claims he’s being kicked out of his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment so his landlord can charge a new tenant more money.

08/05/2011

Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, running for New York State Governor, speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Audrey C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)

Charismatic Gov. Candidate McMillan Has NY Buzzing

Jimmy McMillan pretty much stole the show during Monday night’s gubernatorial debate, repeatedly claiming that the “rent is too damn high,” but there are questions about the charismatic candidate’s past.

10/20/2010

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo,  Charles Barron of the Freedom Party,  Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Kristen Davis of the Anti-Prohibition Party and Warren Redlich of the Libertarian Party, during the debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp-Pool/Getty Images)

N.Y. Gov ‘Debate’ Turns Into Comedy Central

Cuomo hearkened to a time past when he said New York state government was considered a model for others. Paladino, meanwhile, said the government didn’t just need tweaking, but a major overhaul.

10/18/2010

Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino

Pundits: First Governor’s Debate To Be ‘Free-For-All’

As all seven gubernatorial candidates prepare, a New York Times poll shows Democrat Andrew Cuomo is gathering strength among voters.

10/18/2010