Opposition Candidate for Atlantic Yards Seat

Our sister site The Politicker discovers that Bill Batson, an aide to David Paterson and a member of the Prospect/Crown Heights community board, will announce for the 57th Assembly District Sunday, the race for which is shaping up as a test of the community’s feelings towards Atlantic Yards, which would be located in the district’s boundaries.

Batson, who The Politicker notes has opposed the project, will be challenging its chief booster in the legislature, incumbent Roger Green (if he runs again) while Hakeem Jeffries, another challenger, has stood on the fence, at least officially.

Batson’s website is here.

-Matthew Schuerman