In This Week’s Observer…

A 960 Fifth duplex bought in 1981 for $1.41 million asking over $32 million.

And there’s a mammoth listing in 834 Fifth, too: $30 million.

Meanwhile, three floors asking a total of $117 million now on sale at 2 East 67th.

CB Richard Ellis’ Bob Alexander breaks down the commercial market’s break-down.

Ratner renegotiating finance deals for Atlantic Yards. How long until project collapses?

January will be a cruel month for Manhattan residential real estate. Here’s why.

2008’s commercial bridesmaids: Sales and leases it didn’t quite happen for.

Jones Lang LaSalle on the diminishing asking rents in trophy towers.

Jerry Speyer and Bill Rudin are not victims of anti-mensch Bernard Madoff.

Restaurateur Rohini Dey needed investors for a New York eatery. Enter Salman Rushdie.

In This Week’s Observer…