In This Week’s Observer…

A New York Review of Books fan buys Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick’s old co-op.

A litigated-over Plaza penthouse could sell at a discount!

What the big-time brokers think about the city’s quietly mammoth listings.

PropertyShark CEO Bill Staniford on foreclosures and the bottom.

Gary Barnett’s fix for the recession.

The state will require some developers to project the carbon emissions of new projects.

Commercial Real Estate’s Top Nerds!

CB Richard Ellis’ best producers in ’08 were all women — a first.

SL Green’s Marc Holliday on the possibility that building buyers might just be out there.

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