On the Market: Why New York Needs Rent Regulation; Luxury Rental Towers To Rise Along the East River; Real Estate Insiders Gripe That Reality Shows Not Very Realistic

Karl Fischer to leave his undistinguished mark on LIC. [BuzzBuzzHome]
Wacky! Singing men dress up as New York’s iconic skyscrapers. [WSJ]
Glass curtain wall goes up on Baccarat’s Crystal Palace. [Curbed]
Why abolishing rent regulation is a stupid idea. [Gothamist]
Funky copper-coated rental towers to rise along the East River. [NYT]
New York and Chicago continue their century-old skyscraper contest. [Atlantic Cities]
East Harlem eyesore on 126th Street will remain an eyesore indefinitely . [Daily News]
Design Within Reach CEO’s Chelsea penthouse is in contract for upwards of $4 M. [Post]
Hotel Le Bleu operator is planning new Gowanus lodgings. [DNAinfo]
Shocker! Real estate reality shows strain “reality,” create stars. [WSJ]
Rent-stabilized tenant is making bank Air Bnb-ing her Greenpoint apartment. [NYShitty]
What we can learn from the transformation of a New Haven neighborhood. [Atlantic Cities]