The Real Deal’s Numbers to know

TRD New York /
Feb.February 08, 2013 05:30 PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Douglas Elliman broker Dolly Lenz’s primetime sales pledge, young folks’ attitudes on real estate, a major co-op price chop and next year’s Super Bowl. See this week’s countdown after the jump.

$885 billion
Construction spending nationwide in December—a 0.9 percent increase over construction activity in November [U.S. Census]

$4.5 billion
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget for Hurricane Sandy-related expenses in his 2014 fiscal budget [Bloomberg Administration]

$2 billion
Cost with inflation to build Grand Central Station, which celebrated its centennial last week [NYT]

$160 million
Volume of real estate Douglas Elliman broker Dolly Lenz will attempt to sell on the CNBC reality show “Secret Lives of the Super Rich: Mega-Homes 2,” which had its second season premiere Jan. 28 [CNBC]

$2.67 million
Average sale price of an Upper West Side townhouse in 2003 — compared to $6.3 million last year [Miller Samuel]

Monthly rent that the late Mayor Ed Koch paid for his rent-controlled Washington Place apartment when he left office in 1989 [NYT]

Participants in the Rally for a Better G Train on Jan. 27, hosted by State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan, who have now called on the MTA to undertake a full review of the subway line. [Riders NY]

73 percent
Millennial and Generation X-ers who are confident in the continually recovering real estate market and nationwide property values in 2012 [Prudential]

The Super Bowl that will take place in New York City in 2014, which Bloomberg proclaimed would not only generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the local economy but also transform Broadway from 34th to 44th streets into “Super Bowl Boulevard” [Bloomberg Administration]

28.6 percent
Price cut for the listing with the highest drop in asking price in January—a co-op at 51 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, now on the market for $925,000 [Streeteasy]

10.7 percent
Increase in average price per square foot for Battery Park City condos between 2011 and the same period in 2012, marking the Manhattan neighborhood with the steepest price climb [Miller Samuel]

Production companies that fought over the rights to produce Rapid Realty’s reality television show, currently in production [The Real Deal]

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