The former Rent is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate is fighting eviction because his rent is too damn low. Well dosen't that beat all.
Jimmy McMillan is fighting eviction because his landlord wants to take over his apartment and get more money for the rent. The apartment is on St. James Place in the East Village. According to McMillan this is being done because the landlord says this is not Jimmy's primary residence and that he really lives in Brooklyn.
McMillan says this is a ploy to jack up the rent for the next tenant: McMillan pays a rent of $872.96 a month and has lived in his apartment since 1977.
In my opinion, what is happening to Jimmy is happening to many tenants in rent-controlled apartments whose landlord's feel they need to get higher rents for their apartments. In the end, the rent on McMillan's apartment will truly be, "too damn high."
The poor and the middle class are being forced out of this once great city of ours. I hope Jimmy McMillan succeeds in getting his message out.
Frederick Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village