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Thespians at Interfaith Medical; HAP Dominates E. Harlem

EAST HARLEM—HAP Investments, the developers behind that crazy Karim Rashid diamond building, is in contract to buy 247-249 East 117th Street. The site is zoned for a 12-story rental building with commercial and community facility space. The building will be designed by Daniel Goldner Architects. [CurbedWire Inbox]

BED-STUY—Musician and social activist Harry Belafonte will be leading a post-show talk at the Interfaith Medical Center-staged performance of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith. Belafonte will talk about hospitals, healthcare, and human rights. The New Brooklyn Theater production brings much-needed attention to the flailing hospital. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

WILLIAMSBURG—Obscura Society NYC is hosting a private tour and discussion about the newly renovated Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Constructed in 1875, the Beaux-Arts building was considered one of the most architecturally significant buildings of its time. After decades of neglect, the bank has been restored to its former beauty. Curbed was lucky enough to tour the stunner while in renovation last year. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]