In This Week’s Observer…

Beaver connoisseur Andre Balazs claims an apartment sales record for the Financial District.

Andy Warhol pal Frederick Eberstadt sells his 791 Park Avenue co-op for $6.7 million.

What would happen to New York if its rent-stabilized apartments were deregulated? Look to Boston for the answer.

Al Gore’s coming to Douglas Durst’s new office tower at One Bryant Park.

Financial services firms ditch more Manhattan space. Should the city be worried? Yes and no.

Mayor Bloomberg has muscled in on Joe Sitt’s Coney Island plans, but no one’s really saying why right now.

Robert Lieber heads the city’s Economic Development Corporation. He’s keen now on the outer boroughs.

Will landmarking the Hotel Pennsylvania hold up the Moynihan Station project?

A new book says nice things about Starbucks. Really.