Paperboy Prince
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Paperboy Love Prince is an artist, rapper and entrepreneur whose Utopia Plan includes a universal basic income of $2,000 and health care and housing for all.

“I’m going to create a utopia, because anything less is not an option,” Prince told The Wall Street Journal. “I’m the only one bold enough, crazy enough to put it out there and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’ 

In the 2020 primary, Prince, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, lost a race for Congress against Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan/Queens).

Prince’s Utopia Plan proposes to turn the police into a “Love Team” and NYCHA developments into mansions. WiFi for all would close the digital divide.

Prince studied journalism at the University of Maryland before moving to New York City to work as a performer, party planner, web developer and brand consultant.

The candidate owns the Love Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a combination community center, art gallery, vintage store and futurism incubator.



THE CITY sent three multiple-choice surveys to every Democratic and Republican mayoral candidate on the ballot for the June 22 primary, starting in February. See how Paperboy Prince answered below.

Read more about how we surveyed the candidates.