Suhail Bhat

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.

And Queens passed Staten Island in 2020 as the borough with the lowest poverty rate, a new analysis by THE CITY shows.
Mayor Eric Adams says every community must do its part to house the homeless. Yet his own Department of Homeless Services is canceling planned shelters in the face of community pushback.
Tracking our pandemic recovery
The unemployment rate edged up to 6.2%, but a recession could be around the corner.
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Changes in commuting habits are part of the new pandemic reality that has seen subway ridership stuck at 60% of the old normal, as a fiscal cliff looms for the transit agency.
Turnstile data analyzed by THE CITY from all 472 stations shows that ridership at three Queens stops along the No. 7 line is currently at more than 65% of 2019 levels, among the highest in the entire subway system.
It’s yet another troubling sign for the city’s economic recovery, with Black workers disproportionately affected.
With little guidance from officials, some restaurants are racking up tickets or abandoning the sidewalk sheds that helped keep them afloat during the pandemic. Meanwhile, residents have complained about trash, rodents and a lack of street parking.
Recent Census numbers show deaths and move-outs drove a 300,000-person drop through last summer. Even now, more are moving out than in.