Numbers to know: Midtown East (weirdly) has the priciest rentals, Brooklyn Bridge Park carousel gets spiffy flood fence … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | September 19, 2013 02:40PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Midtown East dethrones Soho and Tribeca as the priciest ‘hood for rentals, Jane’s Carousel gets flood protection in time for hurricane season, and 244 Elizabeth Street’s tenants celebrate converting to affordable housing.

$14.2 million
Closing price of the most expensive residential sale this past week — a 3,234-square-foot condominium at Superior Ink in the West Village [CityRealty]

$4 million
Asking price of the most expensive residence at new development 515 East 72nd, which is now 90 percent sold [Press Release]

Number of new residents living in New York City since the start of the Bloomberg administration [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]

Average monthly rent of the most expensive type of rental apartment in Manhattan, a three-bedroom in Midtown East [Town Residential]

Monthly rent for a studio apartment at 93 Waverly in Clinton Hill, which began leasing this past week []

Monthly price difference between renting an apartment at an in-demand neighborhood and a less desirable neighborhood; West Village was ranked the most desirable neighborhood and Little Italy/Chinatown was ranked the least desirable [RentHop]

Horses on Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which received AquaFence flood protection against potential storms this past week [Press Release]

Units at 244 Elizabeth Street in Nolita, which is being converted into an affordable co-op through a $3.9 million gut rehab [HPD]

Percentage increase in home prices nationwide in August year-over-year [Redfin]