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Mayoral candidates spend night in public housing

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Six New York City candidates for mayor spent the night inside a public housing project in East Harlem Saturday night.

Democratic candidates Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill de Blasio, William Thompson Jr. and John Liu spend 12 hours with a host family at the Lincoln Center Houses, located on East 135th Street Between 5th Avenue and Lennox Avenue.

The candidates slept on sofas, air mattresses and sleeping bags in the apartments, some of which were without air conditioning on one of the hottest days of the year.

On Sunday, Christine Quinn discussed the conditions of the apartment she spent the night with the NY Post.

“The apartment I stayed in had a bathroom that was covered with black mold,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “It was the worst I’ve ever seen. When the city of New York is the landlord, this is unacceptable.”

Quinn was one of five Democratic candidates for mayor who accepted a challenge from the Rev. Al Sharpton to spend a night in a public-housing complex.

The candidates say they wanted to highlight condition in city-run public housing. About 3,100 residents live in the East Harlem project.

Republican candidate John Catsimatidis, who did not attend the sleepover, was not impressed. He issued a statement on Twitter regarding the sleepover.

“I grew up on 135 St. in conditions like the #NYCHA Houses, unlike the other candidates who are out of touch and have no idea what it's like.”

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