Morning Read: Gubernatorial Candidates, Harlem’s CNN

“[O]verkill” is how The New York Times editorial board described Michael Bloomberg’s lavish campaign spending.

At an event where Bloomberg was speaking, aides kept out a community board manager who they said intended to protest.

Unlike what happened before Obama's speech at Notre Dame, there wasn't much criticism when Fordham, another Catholic university, gave an honorary degree to Bloomberg, who is also pro-choice mayor.

But don't forget about Rick Lazio.

“I believe this is the year that we can make history,” Bloomberg said at a rally in support of same-sex marriage.

Alan Van Capelle blasted lawmakers who are not actively trying to pass same-sex marriage legislation, saying, “Because they’re either lazy or complacent or cowards, they do not act. And history will never forget them.”

Charlie Rangel endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor.

“There is something seriously wrong with a party that goes two decades without winning the contest for the most important, most powerful job in local government—in a city that prides itself on being the bluest of the blue, not just in the stunning 68 percent of voters who are registered Democratic but in its upholding of the true liberal-Democratic faith,” writes Chris Smith.

Republicans' alternative gubernatorial candidate, if Rudy Giuliani doesn't run, may be Chris Collins, the Erie County executive.

Michael Crowley takes a lengthy look at Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

Eric Gioia and David Weprin will speak on Staten Island tomorrow night. [last item]

The Little League team Brian McLaughlin stole from wants its money back.

Jennifer Fermino questions Mark Green’s claim about 311.

Jason Grant looks at the “CNN for Harlem.”

The New York Post subpoenaed several judges in Brooklyn.

The A.P. picks up the story of Maureen Dowd’s plagiarism of Josh Marshall, which she says was accidental.

Michael Calderone has more.

Ben McGrath talks to a City Council candidate younger than Eric Ulrich.

Steve Levy made “a little whoops” in missing the deadline for naming a new Social Services commissioner.

Dan Janison says threats of secession, no matter where, “amount to the same thing: emotional escapes, talking points, exercises in venting.”

School districts vote tomorrow on $31.5 million in proposed projects.

Rye city officials cut an additional $800,000 from the budget, and will sell bonds to pay for upgrades at local police stations and libraries.

Yonkers considers a 9.5 percent property-tax increase.

Ken Hirsh crunches numbers on the city’s 58 charter schools.

A P.T.A. parent at a high-performing school in the Bronx may live in Yonkers.

Some members of 32BJ got a new contract with a 26 percent raise over three years.

Gatemouth ruminates on Charles Barron, Ed Towns, and progressive credentials.

Brooklyn Ron talks to an Al Vann supporter.

Beach bonfires may be banned in Bayville.

And Michael Bloomberg’s speech at a same-sex-marriage rally starts around the 1:40 mark.

Morning Read: Gubernatorial Candidates, Harlem’s CNN