Morning Read: A Coup for Albany and A Poll for Bloomberg

A New York Times/Cornell/NY1 poll showed Michael Bloomberg’s poll numbers softening, but people still don’t know who Bill Thompson is.

Only 32 percent could correctly identify his party registration.

Bloomberg’s campaign spokeswoman said their town hall event wasn’t invite-only, since invited attendees could bring guests.

Bloomberg wants to roll back the Film and TV tax credit.

Juan Gonzalez is surprised Bloomberg is defending a $150 million contract for education supplies that can be bought cheaper elsewhere.

El Diario’s editorial board says Bloomberg is unfairly treating 40 community groups in Brooklyn.

Headline: “Bloomberg puts on his poor face.”

Here’s more on Bloomberg saying the coup in Albany left the city in “uncharted waters.”

Fox News explains how this affects New York City.

The two Democrats who enabled the coup in Albany: Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada.

“If anybody has a link to help fund whoever runs against these thieves in the next election, I would really appreciate it,” writes one Kos diarist.

Here’s a timeline of events.

This sort of puts the whole coup in Albany into context: “The governor also said ‘I will not allow this,’ but then conceded that there was nothing he could do to stop it.”

Tom Golisano’s PAC, Responsible New York, reportedly pledged money to help any Democrat who joined the coup.

Dan Janison notes the contradiction in Golisano advocating for transparency, and his reliance on Espada, who refuses to disclose where his campaign contributions come from.

The coup happened the day members learned how the Senate planned to dole out member items (but the takeover was in the works for some time).

The “coup was itself final proof — as if any was needed — that [Malcolm] Smith couldn't lead the Senate in any constructive direction,” writes the New York Post editorial board.

Left undone is work on mayoral control, same-sex marriage, ethics reform and changes to the city rent laws.

Long Island is a winner after the coup.

Adolfo Carrion wants police to investigate a suspected brothel near his home.

Bob Kapstatter looks at Maria Baez’s political troubles.

The union at the Boston Globe rejected the contract deal from the New York Times company.

The iPhone can now help you be a citizen journalist.

There’s a “colorful, Michael Bloomberg-esque mayor” in the Denzel Washington movie.

And here's video of Michael Bloomberg discussing the coup in Albany. Morning Read: A Coup for Albany and A Poll for Bloomberg