[St. Mark's Place last January]
Jimmy McMillan, founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High party, had filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Court seeking to stave off an eviction from his St. Mark's Place apartment of 38 years.
As Curbed summarized the situation:
Lisco Holdings, McMillan's landlord at 107 St. Marks Place, says that the rent-stabilized $872/month apartment is not McMillan's primary residence, which violates stabilization rules. Lisco says the perpetual political candidate's primary home is in Flatbush, but McMillan says that was just a campaign office.
So McMillan was seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the eviction scheduled to be carried out on Thursday.
Today, though, a Brooklyn federal judge tossed out McMillan's lawsuit, which included $1.3 million in damages.
"I'm done. I got one week left and my options are limited," he told the Daily News. "They just want me out."
However, McMillan isn't done yet. Per the Daily News: "He has another lawyer trying to get a stay of the eviction order in the state appellate division. But if that fails, he's not putting up a fight, and he'll leave quietly."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Jimmy McMillan facing Feb. 5 eviction from St. Mark's Place apartment (32 comments)