The Candidate from Develop Don’t Destroy

Our commercial real estate reporter Matthew Schuerman passes on this little observation:

It makes sense that Bill Batson would get a lot of backing from opponents of the Atlantic Yards development. (He’s been one of the project’s most outspoken critics during his run for a seat in the assembly.)

As it turns out, about a third of the contributions ($10,750 of $32,841) he has received since announcing in March came from board members or close associates of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. The group’s spokesman, Daniel Goldstein, and his father Lawrence accounted for $6,600 of that, according to Batson’s latest campaign filing.

The other candidates in the 57th assembly race have until Saturday to file their reports.