In This Week's Observer…

Padma Lakshmi buys a loft in the East Village.

Frank Sinatra’s old East Side penthouse will go on the market for $6 million.

A former FBI star-turned-Giuliani man buys a secret Manhattan apartment.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer talks Bloomberg.

The Financial District contemplates its future without the Wall Street Journal.

Embattled landlord Pinnacle selling 22 apartment buildings on 109th Street.

Larry Silverstein loves tall buildings–presenting his newest big one.

Has brownstone Brooklyn lost its deal appeal versus Manhattan?

Record high Manhattan hotel rates haven’t slowed the frequency of philandering.

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