In This Week's* Observer…

* The Observer isn’t publishing a print edition this week. These stories were in the paper’s double issue out last

* The Observer isn’t publishing a print edition this week. These stories were in the paper’s double issue out last Wednesday, July 2.

Mega-broker Larry Kaiser talks about the indominability of higher-end Manhattan.

A $47.5 million co-op listing at 1030 Fifth Avenue could lead to a new city record.

The Met’s Philippe de Montebello sells and buys near the famed museum.

Sociologist Andrew Beveridge sees the city getting older, whiter and more stratefied.

Manhattan’s luxury apartment market appears to have peaked.

The Port Authority’s Chris Ward begins his uphill climb at Ground Zero.

With Joe Bruno’s Senate exit, tenant advocates hope for real estate wins.

The Syms family is secretly amassing a sweet property deal downtown, shareholders say.

Commercial brokers turn uncharacteristically candid about the market’s dismal state.

The Carlyle Group takes a $525 million bite out of 666 Fifth’s retail.

What Florent Morellet’s Meatpacking exit means for the district. In This Week's* Observer…