Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
The one-time gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan — who once shared a stage with then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo — ran on a simple rent-reduction platform, and frequently shouted/sang his campaign slogan/mantra: "The rent is too damn high."
These days, McMillan is still greeted by well wishers who agree with his assessment of the cost of rent in the city. As the creatively bearded musician drives through the boroughs, just the site of his campaign car/office is met with shouts and fist pumps to which he happily replies with a honk or fist pump of his own. On Wednesday, he was spotted in Chinatown.