Numbers to know: Rockaways is home to the city’s longest mural, 289 Grand reopens to tenants and more

By Hayley Kaplan | July 18, 2013 01:30PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Volunteers paint the longest mural in New York City, 289 Grand Street welcomes tenants three years after a fire and the G train may turn around its horrid reputation.


Average price per square foot of apartment sale at the Superior Ink building at 400 West 12th Street in the West Village — the building with the most expensive listings in the neighborhood [CityRealty]


Square feet in Twitter founder Evan Williams’ San Francisco home, which has recently been listed for a hair under $3 million [Zillow]


Square feet of The Terrace at a duplex penthouse at 52 East 72nd Street, which came on the market last week and is listed by superstar broker John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens [StreetEasy]


Residents that the Action Center in Far Rockaway, Queens, continues to serve each week post-Hurricane Sandy; the center was presented with the Helping Hand Award at the annual Neighborhood Achievement Awards [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]


Tenants who were left homeless following a 2010 fire at 289 Grand Street, which marked its reopening earlier today [HPD]


Percentage increase in sales volume in Long Island in June year-over-year, the neighborhoods with the largest yearly sales volume increase nationwide [Redfin]


Expected percentage increase in G train service during the evening rush hour compared to now after a full-line review of the line was completed earlier this year [MTA]


Percentage of new development sales in Manhattan that were done solely in the Tribeca neighborhood during the second quarter of 2013 [MNS]


Months the average person thinks about buying a home before actually starting to look [Doorsteps]


Miles of a mural in Rockaway Beach, Queens — now the longest mural in the city — that city interns painted on Wednesday [New York City Department of Parks and Recreation]