In This Week’s Observer…

Parker Posey puts her East Village co-op on the market for $1.7 M.

American Idol creator Simon Fuller buys two Plaza condos for $19 M.

Most Manhattan and Brooklyn condos that sold in the third quarter went for under $1 million.

Mort Zuckerman nears the first lease at his new midtown tower–200,000 square feet to law firm Gibson Dunn.

The Carlyle Group buys two small Meatpacking District buildings.

Take a ride with Richard Brodsky, the Westchester assemblyman who’s leading the charge against Bloomberg’s congestion-pricing plan.

The Western rail yard bids are in! Durst, Ross, Speyer–they all want a piece. But what about the public?

John McDonald tries to make the Royalton’s 44 bar and restaurant cool again.

A deli battle brews in Murray Hill, as the new Second Avenue Deli readies to open just blocks from Sarge’s.

In This Week’s Observer…