In This Week’s Observer…

Tour Brooke Astor’s old place at 778 Park–and meet her son Anthony Marshall.

A cosmetics magnate flips to a venture capitalist’s son. Is it city’s last big flip?

Two artists exchange a Soho loft for $3 million.

Tom Wolfe on Norman Foster, I-bankers and his pimped-out cars.

Bloomberg may not reach his affordable housing goal.

Don Draper vs. Gordon Gekko: Where the new buyers and luxury renters will come from.

New York’s real estate heavies pick their presidential favorites.

The Wall Street mess saps office leasing activity.

The old Times building to get a new sign.

Five days at Hermes’ Wall Street store–it’s the Tie Jones Average!

In This Week’s Observer…