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Suhail is THE CITY’s data reporter, responsible for bringing numbers to life. Previously, he was a data and graphics reporter at Louisville Public Media, where he covered the Ohio Valley and received the "Best Use of Data" award for his COVID-19 coverage from the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville. Suhail is an engineer turned journalist, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and a former Reuters News correspondent.

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Runway to Taxi Gets Longer as Cab Shortage Hits Thanksgiving Airport Travelers

New York City airports this week expect to see the most travelers in two years during the holiday weekend. But Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows the number of yellow cabs on the road has been cut nearly in half since the pandemic hit.

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Chinese Voters Came Out in Force for the GOP in NYC, Shaking Up Politics

From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.

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GOP Gains in City Council Powered by Heated Voter Turnout and Discontent

The minority party rises up to as many as seven seats and threatening rising-star Democratic Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan.

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Fake Paper License Plate Scourge Prompts NYPD Surveillance and Arrest Surge

An internal manual shows patrol officers how to stop and search for signs a license plate is forged, as part of effort to crack down on unmarked vehicles following dozens of shootings. Toll collection and speeding enforcement have also taken hits due to bogus plates.

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Complaints of Missed Trash Pickups Surge as Garbage Piles Up at Home

Sanitation officials say they’re keeping pace with mounting waste produced by households in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island and upper Manhattan despite staff cuts.

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NYPD Crime Response Time Still Lags Three Months Post-Protest

A review by THE CITY finds police take a full minute longer than a year ago to respond to shootings and other crisis incidents, while ambulances now arrive faster than before.

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NYPD Commissioners Were Accused of Abuse Before Rising to Top Job

The CCRB substantiated allegations against Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and predecessor James O’Neill, according to trove of newly released data showing more than 320K complaints against cops.

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COVID Test-Wary Sunset Park Gets Stepped-Up City Attention to Ward Off Outbreak

Heath officials deploy door-to-door effort to reach immigrants in Brooklyn neighborhood where stats show coronavirus testing lags and infection are higher than city average.