In This Week's [em]Observer[/em]…

  • 1 Bryant Park Inches Toward 100 Percent Occupancy
    “The budding 54-story 1 Bryant Park is still a year from opening, but recent dealings have nudged the tower toward 100 percent occupancy.”
    Lever House at $150 a Foot
    “Equity-investment firm Hellman and Friedman has signed a lease for the penthouse in Lever House at 390 Park Avenue.”
    Go to Commercial Breaks by John Koblin.
  • Manhattan Chain Bets on 24-Hour Tanning
    “With a 24-hour ATM, a 24-hour Hot & Crusty, and a 24-hour Dunkin Donuts all operating along the same Upper East Side block, it seems only fitting that Beach Bum Tanning is also open around the clock.” Go to Counter Espionage by Chris Shott.
  • Get Beneath Manhattan Housing Market with Subway
    “Like the Manhattan housing market, steady demand and limited options buoy the New York subway’s enduring popularity.” Go to The Lab by Tom Acitelli.
  • Outfoxing Murdoch for Apartment Sales Record
    “If philanthropist Loida Lewis gets what she’s asking for her ninth-and-tenth-floor duplex at 834 Fifth Avenue, Rupert Murdoch’s record-breaking purchase (right upstairs in the same building!) will be relegated to the celestial dustbin of Manhattan real-estate.”
    Queer Eye for the Brooklyn Brownstone!
    “Swishy television foodie Ted Allen, who tells heterosexuals what to eat on the hit Bravo program, has sold his $2.75 million, five-room loft at the chic Chelsea Atelier to go renovate a brownstone in Brooklyn.”
    Go to Manhattan Transfers by Max Abelson.
  • Selling Homes in the Shadow of Atlantic Yards
    “Sellers and brokers are warning that the prospect of 10-plus years of construction on Atlantic Yards will complicate future home sales, if it is not doing so already.” Go to story by Matthew Schuerman.
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