Batson’s Crowd

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Bill Batson, apparently, was late to his own fundraiser last night as his official business at Community Board 8 kept him listening to testimony on the Atlantic Yards project. (Which, as you probably know, he strongly opposes.)

But he eventually made it in time to mingle with the 40 or so people waiting for him at a private home in Park Slope. Batson estimates the event brought in “$1,500 with money still coming in.”

The list of attendees included some locally recognizable political names: Norman Siegel — who won the 57th district in his campaign for public advocate last year — Jonathan Tasini and Josh Skaller, president of CBID and Tracey Tullis of Democracy for NYC.

“You know your supporters love you when they come out to bring you money on the hottest day of the year,” Batson said.

—Nicole Brydson Batson’s Crowd