Numbers to know: Manhattan condo prices near 2008 peak, Tribeca townhouse tops contracts signed in July … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | August 01, 2013 12:30PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. More evidence that prices in Manhattan are rising, a townhouse at 144 Duane Street is the most expensive deal of the month, Google’s Eric Schmidt opens his wallet for some real estate on Governor’s Island.

$49.5 million

Asking price of a townhouse at 144 Duane Street, which went into contract last week, the most expensive contract signed in July [Olshan Luxury Market Report]


Average sale price of a Long Island home in the second quarter, which had the fastest pace of contracts signed of any spring market since 2005 [Miller Samuel]


Foreclosures in the past year in Florida, the state with the most foreclosures in the country [CoreLogic]


Price per square foot of Unit No. 3 at 347 West Broadway, which was the most expensive sale to close this past week at $5 million [CityRealty]


Units in the Infinity Harbor Point multifamily high-rise in Stamford, Conn., which Clarion Partners purchased this past week for $98.8 million [Clarion Partners]


Passengers allowed in each newly-added ferry that will stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park while the R train remains out of service [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]


Loft buildings built in the Garment District during the boom decade of 1921 to 1931, which is the subject of a new exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum [Skyscraper Museum]


Height in feet of the planned “Outlook Hill,” a new attraction on Governor’s Island that is being built with the help of a $15 million gift from Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google [Mayor Bloomberg’s Office]


Units in the new development Fieldstone Lofts in Riverdale, which just surpassed the 50 percent sold mark [Halstead Property Development Marketing]


Percentage gap between Manhattan condo prices in the second quarter and their March 2008 peak [StreetEasy]