Numbers to know: Zillow’s stock drops post-StreetEasy acquisition, 18 Gramercy Park blows away the neighborhood … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | August 22, 2013 12:05PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Zillow’s stock dipped immediately following StreetEasy purchase, 18 Gramercy Park has the most expensive listings in the neighborhood and tenants sue “worst landlord in New York.”

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Sale price of apartment #54T2 at the Sheffield — the most expensive sale to close this past week among Manhattan’s 100 top luxury buildings [CityRealty]

Profit Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi made on their Beverly Hills penthouse, which they sold this past week for just $843,900 after buying it three years ago for $835,000 [Zillow]

Average asking price per square foot of the three apartments for sale at 18 Gramercy Park — the building with the most expensive listings in Gramercy [CityRealty]

City violations at 888 Grand Concourse in the Bronx; its tenants filed a contempt case against landlord Louis Bombart yesterday [HPD]

Percentage of the $71 million in state funds going to build affordable housing in urban areas of New York State [Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office]

Anniversary of the Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx, which celebrated the opening of a new playground at the park on Monday [Department of Parks and Recreation]

Condominiums at Alchemy Properties’ Sackett Union development in Carroll Gardens, where closings began this week [Alchemy Properties]

Percentage unemployment in Rochester, N.Y., which was ranked as the U.S. city with the strongest signs of an economic recovery [RealtyTrac]

Percentage Zillow’s stock price declined between the close of the day Friday and the close of the day Monday — from $91.17 to $84.74 — the day after the website announced that it was acquiring Manhattan-based StreetEasy [Nasdaq]

Percentage point increase in 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rates, up to 4.68 percent in the week of Aug. 16, compared to 4.56 percent the previous week [Mortgage Bankers Association]