In This Week's Observer…

Scarlett Johansson sells her Tribeca condo short.

Veronica Hearst just plain sells on the Upper East Side (she needs the cash).

A top Bear Stearns exec talks about getting while the getting was good.

Manhattan hotel rooms are becoming cheaper.

Angst and anger now go in hand with the city’s park-building boom. Why?

Joseph Sitt and Michael Bloomberg continue to disagree on Coney Island.

The Economist mulls a move from its New York headquarters in midtown.

International retailers expand in Manhattan (and it’s not because of the dollar).

Joe Chan, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, sells it.

Nightclub broker Alex Picken gets some sleep as his industry quiets.

In This Week's Observer…