Morning Brief: November 12

by Jeff Coltin
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Gracie Mansion

Karen Apricot, flickr

De Blasios Mull Gracing Gracie Mansion

New York City mayor elect Bill de Blasio has not yet decided whether he and his family will move into the traditional home of the Mayor. The family is reportedly waiting until daughter Chiara comes home from college for Thanksgiving to decide.

The mansion on the banks of the East River on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has been the Mayor’s home since Fiorello LaGuardia took up residence in 1942. Michael Bloomberg chose not to live in the residence, using it only for official functions and to host visiting dignitaries.

WEATHER
Chilly day, high of 40 degrees. Rain is likely early, but the cloudy day should fade into a clear night low of 30. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW

Members of the promising rock band the Yellow Dogs were shot dead early Monday morning in Williamsburg [NY Times].

Mayor Bloomberg says the publicly bid school bus contracts, which led to a strike earlier this year, will save the city $210 Million [Capital New York].

American Filipinos are rallying to raise money for the island nation devastated by Friday’s typhoon [Voice of America].

SPORTS

Islanders host Nashville @ 7

And Rangers host the rival New Jersey Devils at 7

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Elvis Costello @ The Capitol Theatre

My Bloody Valentine @ Hammerstein Ballroom

John Fogerty @ Beacon Theatre

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, en route to the Dominican Republic, crashed into Queens’ Belle Harbor neighborhood minutes after takeoff from JFK, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

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