On the Market: A Reluctant Renaissance In Gowanus; Columbia Expansion Begins; A Renovated Church and a Brand New Synagogue

Gowanus: from sewage overflow and Superfund to boutiques and Whole Foods. [Crain’s]
Hoarding MetroCards before fare hike won’t work. [Post]
Sherman Cohen, who helped build a real estate empire, dies at 94. [NYT]
Just like every actor ever, this townhouse has a Law & Order credit. [Curbed]
The man who helped relocate Grand Central’s large homeless population. [Post]
St. Brigid’s Church on the LES renovated and reconsecrated after a long battle. [NYT]
Exploring the glamorous history of Harlem’s Sugar Hill. [Ephemeral NY]
After 25 years, Muss family will finally finish condos on Atlantic Avenue. [WSJ]
Lincoln Square synagogue, the city’s first in 50 years, opens its doors. [Daily News]
East Village’s 9th Street Bakery will close after 87 years. [Vanishing NY]
When a scion joins the family real estate business. [NYT]
Racist slurs inscribed along with messages of hope on the beams on 1 WTC. [Daily News]
Columbia breaks ground on brain institute, first building in West Harlem expansion. [WSJ]
Signs of construction at UES transfer station, neighbors unhappy. [DNAinfo]
Will the G train get some love? [Daily News]