In This Week’s Observer…

abyrosen In This Weeks Observer...J. Christopher Flowers is putting his record-snatching Harkness Mansion back on the market.

Edward Lee Cave and Hall Willkie on their gentlemen’s agreement.

Aby Rosen talks about turning down two $60 million buyers for his East Side mansion.

Interior designer Jamie Drake on that industry’s recession work.

Affordable-housing developers, activist squirm under city, state cuts; hope for federal help.

City hotel indurstry reels; who wins when rooms go empty.

The state of retail brokering in 2009: Futterman, Consolo, Mendelson, Roseman and others sound off.

TD Bank a retail leasing tear.

The Sapirs close in on ’09′s biggest new lease: 255,000 feet at 100 Church.

The next act for the old Limelight: retail, anyone?