Among the usual protesters who turned up outside of the meeting at Cooper Union’s foundation building was Jimmy “The Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan.
The mayor of Papaya King wasn’t impressed with last night’s actual-mayoral debate. “They’re talking about stop and frisk, gun control,” he told us. “I’m talking about landlord control.”
And he didn’t seem too impressed by the smattering of protesters chanting near Cooper Triangle, either. “Where are the people in the Bronx? Where are the Hispanics? Where are the blacks? Where’s everybody who pays rent in the city? Where are they?” he rapid-fired.
Still, the bearded blusterer remains ever optimistic. “New York city is about to change,” he declared. “People are going to be dancing in the streets when I’m done.”