Numbers to know: Downtown rents escalate, politicians protest weekend subway work … and more

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“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. State Senator Daniel Squadron and others protest weekend work on the L train, Downtown rents are the most expensive and hundreds of Manhattan units increased its prices last quarter.

‪$8.42 million ‬‬‬‬‬
Average price of the nine luxury co-ops sold in the week of April 29 [Olshan Luxury Report]

$5.9 million
State funds designated for restoring Staten Island beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy [Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office]

Volunteers who came out for New York City’s “It’s My Park Day” last weekend [NYC Parks and Reactions Department]

Average rent of apartments Downtown, the most expensive neighborhood for rental homes [Miller Samuel]

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Units of affordable housing that $91 million in new state funds will build [Governor Cuomo’s Office]

Homes in Manhattan that increased in price in the first quarter [StreetEasy]

Date in May, Memorial Day, that the MTA has scheduled L train maintenance, which a group of politicians is protesting because of the impact on small businesses in North Brooklyn [Senator Daniel Squadron’s Office]

Percentage that foreclosures nationwide dropped in April from the year before [RealtyTrac]

Percentage that home prices increased in the New York area in March compared to March 2012 [CoreLogic]

Percentage that home tours nationwide increased in the last week of April from the week before [Redfin]