Leave the leaves alone?
While many suburbanites continue to rake up and dispose of falling leaves, some town officials tout the cost-saving benefits of mowing instead. [New York Times]
Sunny, but bone-chillingly cold, with a high of just above freezing. Partly cloudy and even colder tonight. [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio pays $300,000 fine from 2009 campaign. [Daily News]
Soundproofers are busier than ever in New York City. [New York Times]
Hate crime charges for the suspect connected to 'knockout' attack. [Gothamist]
Councilman Peter Valone Jr. wants to convert the Astoria pool into an ice rink during winter months. [Daily News]
Dallas Cowboys over Giants, 24-21
Baltimore Ravens over Jets, 19-3
ON STAGE TONIGHT
WFUV Presents Lissie, Kopecky Family Band; 7:30 p.m. at Webster Hall [More information]
1996: An ice storm strikes Central U.S., killing 26 people
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