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Solar Power for Affordable Housing; CB2 Happy Hour Crawl

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EAST NEW YORK? An affordable housing development at 1149-1166 Elton Street has started constructing a 214,000 watt solar power system. The panel array will allow the 197-unit mixed use development to offset 300,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year, the equivalent of 8 acres of mature trees. The solar system will be the largest of its kind on a residential building in New York State. The full development, called Gateway Elton Street, is a collaboration between the Hudson Companies Inc., the Related Companies, and CAMBA, and applications are currently being accepted for the apartments. [Curbedwire Inbox; official]

LOWER MANHATTAN?Community Board 2 is hosting a free happy hour theatre crawl on September 5 as part of a new cultural initiative. A local landmarks expert will guide guests through four theaters, where the tour will stop for 30 minutes to have drinks and snacks while learning about the establishment. [Curbedwire Inbox; official flyer]