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Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>
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The first mayoral debate of the general election is scheduled for late October, but independent candidate Jimmy McMillan is ready now. In a new music video, "Debate," McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High party says there is only one issue worth talking about. "You got to have a roof over your h ... More >>
On Monday, when the other candidates for mayor of New York were trying out new talking points about the high cost of living in this city, crafted after a night spent in public housing, a sixth candidate was quietly collecting signatures on the corner of Lafayette Street and Astor Place.
While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were getting ready to take the stage at Hofstra University last night for the second presidential debate, the streets outside the campus were lined with anarchist banners, tricorn hats, "don't tread on me" flags, and papier-mache Reaper drones. "We're here to voic ... More >>
Did you know that Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has an IRL political rival? Enter Vermin Supreme, the "friendly fascist" with a boot-hat, whose platform pretty much amounts to "ponies, fuck yeah!" and zombie-preparedness. McMillan and Supreme will duke it out at 8:30 this ev ... More >>
Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has decided not only to campaign against growing housing costs, but also against New York's very own Board of Elections. McMillan, probably our fave meme-making pol with leather gloves and a handlebar mustache, is demanding a recount of the 41,000 ... More >>
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Remember Jimmy McMillan, the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy who ran for governor of New York, and also has something of a musical career? The New York Post reports that he, like Faye Dunaway, is having real estate troubles. Also like Faye Dunaway, his troubles are with his landlord, who wants to ... More >>
First new trees, then off to Detroit for the wide-ranging playwright. Plus, summer theater picks.
Urlesque is officially closing up shop today. In an appropriate goodbye post, Jason Newman strung together the most popular memes of the last three years into a video backed by "The End of The Road" by Boyz II Men. Can you identify all of the memes in the video? Don't worry, we've got you covered wi ... More >>
Heir to ReaganJimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, and his facial hair, will be joining forces with the GOP. PBS caught up with McMillan on St. Mark's and discussed his move. He was a hit at CPAC recently, and said he registered to be a Republican because "the Democratic Party s ... More >>
Hahaha, whew! Jimmy McMillan, everyone. He of "Rent is 2 Damn High" fame made quite the splash at CPAC. "If you want to marry a shoe, I'll marry you." Okay, I want to marry a shoe. Kidding. I have no idea what that means. [via Gothamist] [firstname.lastname@example.org] [@_rosiegray]
Surely you'll recall Jimmy McMillan, the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy who made a splash just last year at the gubernatorial debate with his karate and badass black gloves and crazy facial hair stylings, and then his various music videos and album release and campaign message and whatnot? Well, ... More >>
Former highly unlikely New York gubernatorial candidate and "Rent Is Too Damn High" party leader/handlebar mustache-haver Jimmy McMillan has generously offered up not one but two possible Thanksgiving dinner plans to WNYC. You may choose between "Middle Class" and "Po Folk" menus.
Welcome to my life, Weezy.So Lil Wayne is finally a free man. Perhaps a lonely free man, but a free man nonetheless. It's been a hell of a two weeks for the law around here, in all honesty. After last week's barrage of club closings, this week brought news of yet more: 171 Lombardy was raided ... More >>
Election Day! It's the opportunity for We, The People to have our voices heard, as we vote for people who likely have nothing but contempt for us and self-interest at heart, who aren't even the best people for the job, because anyone with a functioning brain knows the Good Money and the Good ... More >>
You may have been surprised to learn, in our chat last week with NY gubernatorial candidate/Internet sensation Jimmy McMillan, a/k/a the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy, that he's got both a soul-singer background and a brand-new album, The Rent Is Too DAMN High, v. 1, due out tomorrow, a/k/a Ele ... More >>
Jimmy McMillan, the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy and surprise "star" of New York's recent gubernatorial debate, has about an iceberg's chance in hell of getting elected tomorrow, but he doesn't seem too depressed about that. We mentioned recently that he'd been offered an endorsement deal from ... More >>
Santos Party House, going as a temporarily shuttered club for HalloweenIt's Halloween Weekend, and we're proud to offer both costume ideas ("Dude from Baths" is great if you can hunt down the Pomeranian) and nightlife suggestions, from James Murphy at Le Bain tonight to Oneida's five-year-old ... More >>
The Rent. . . Is. . . Too Damn High "Jimmy Mack" is a well-circulated name in R&B. There was a Holland/Dozier/Holland song, recorded by Martha and the Vandellas, James Brown, and Sheena Easton among others, and at least two or three dudes who cut singles under that moniker, for Motown and elsewhere ... More >>
Those in New York City responsible for seeing that the Great American Democratic Process goes smoothly -- the Board of Elections -- has had a complete shitshow of an election season. Or has been the complete shitshow of New York's election season -- which, given Charlie Rangel, Carl Paladino, ... More >>
Here's another endorsement to add to the list. Because this is how we do things now, in Viral World 2010. Jimmy McMillan, the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy, has been asked by auction site BidHere.com to be the face of their "Pay Your Rent for Pennies" campaign, winning bidders of which receive ... More >>
WartellaThe results are in and the hands-covered candidate was the hands-down winner of last night's Theatre-of-the-Absurd gubernatorial debate. At first you wondered if Jimmy McMillan, with his magnificent Chester A. Arthur muttonchops and Colonel Sanders goatee, was wearing black gloves as ... More >>
It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>
In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>
Here's a little democracy, Brooklyn-style: Borough President Marty Markowitz wants to throw his lone challenger off the Democratic ballot. The executive director of Markowitz's Seaside Summer Concert Series filed a challenge to signatures collected for Eugene Myrick, an East New Yorker and ... More >>
We have done more than most to let you know about the New York mayoral candidates from minor parties such as the Green Party (Reverend Billy), the Rent Is Too Damn High Party (Jimmy McMillan), and the Democrats (Bill Thompson, Tony Avella). We hope to provide coverage in the near future of Libertari ... More >>
As we said earlier, there's a Rent Guidelines Board meeting tonight where they're expected to approve our new rent hikes. The only humanizing touch in the whole Soviet-style deal is the protests that took place earlier this evening outside Cooper Union, where the vote is to be held. The 60 or so pr ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>
Campaigns send reporters lots of stuff: schedules, releases, reports, soundbites, et cetera. But Audrey Silk's quixotic campaign for mayor scored a first by sending out cigarette lighters this week labeled "End Prohibition . . . Smoke Bloomberg in '05." The Voice profiled Silka Libertarian and ... More >>