The Closing: Artisans Abandon Brooklyn for Berkshires; Lenders Loath Preggers

Harlem apartment-building owners are taking on a lot of debt to make improvements. [NY Times]

A furniture maker based in Brooklyn is leaving the city for Massachusetts in search of lower rent. [Crain’s]

Monday Properties finished a $750 million recapitalization of 230 Park Avenue. [The Real Deal]

Architects have now started on a 40,000-square-foot mixed-use building at 250 Bowery. [The Real Deal]

Complaints have surfaced alleging the mortgage industry of discriminating against pregnant women because they could go on maternity leave. [The Real Deal]

Architect Danny Colvin fell to his death from a window of his second-story apartment in the Meatpacking district. [NY Daily News]

Contractors are working to reach agreements on two dozen expiring union contracts. [Journal]

Bond New York is reaching out to foreign homebuyers and investors with its Chinese-language web page. [Crain’s]

The Closing: Artisans Abandon Brooklyn for Berkshires; Lenders Loath Preggers