Owners of an Upper West Side building are fighting to overturn New York's rent control laws in the Supreme Court. The owners maintain that the laws aren't protecting those in need, but instead are funding the mortgage on one tenant's Long Island home. Proponents of rent control admit the system is flawed, but unless replaced by something better, it's necessary for it to continue.
In other news, Justin Bieber buys a house, Carrie Bradshaw's original one is on the market, and design magazines are gearing toward a great spring.
• 1-BR, $1,000: Rent Control in Court Test | WSJ
• Bieber Fever to Hit Hollywood as Teen Star Buys $10.8M Home | Curbed
• Carrie Bradshaw's Original Sex in the City Home Tries Flip | Curbed
• New and renewed design magazines flourish this Spring | The Editor at Large
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