Numbers to know: Bed-Stuy had the most transactions in Brooklyn in 2Q, single ladies double homeownership rates in U.S. … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | July 25, 2013 01:00PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. The Washington Square Arch completes its month-long restoration, Bedford-Stuyvesant deals are closing left and right, and 15 Central Park West had last week’s most expensive contract signed — again.

$10.5 million
Price of the most expensive sale closed last week, unit 6N at the Brentmore co-op at 88 Central Park West [CityRealty]

$7.9 million
Amount the MTA will spend annually on enhanced G train service, as well as additional bus service throughout the city [Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo]

$8,686
Asking price per square foot of the most expensive condo to go into contract last week — a $30 million property owned by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon at 15 Central Park West [Olshan Luxury Market Report]

1889
Year the Washington Square Arch was erected; the Citywide Monument Conservation team is celebrating completing the arch’s restoration today and tomorrow [New York City Department of Parks and Recreation]

$1,100
Monthly rent for a 1,371-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2.5-bath house in Kansas City, Mo., which is ranked as the nation’s best city for rental deals [Zillow]

222
Home sales in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the second quarter of 2013, the most of any neighborhood in Brooklyn [REBNY]

120
Percentage increase of single female homeowners between the ages of 45 to 54 nationwide between 1982 to 2012, the fastest growing group of homebuyers [Redfin]

107
Emmy nominations television shows that are filmed in New York City earned last week [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]

85
Percentage of units sold at 515 East 72nd Street, which celebrated its outdoor amenities with a summer garden party for brokers last week [Press Release]

64
Percentage of all-cash transactions in Miami, one of the highest in the country [RealtyTrac]