Actress Drea De Matteo of ‘The Sopranos’ fame lost her home Thursday in the gas explosion in East Village next-door at 123 2nd Avenue. Two people are missing and 25 people were injured after a large gas explosion that caused a 7-alarm fire that destroyed four apartment buildings. Four firefighters and one paramedic were among the injured.
After plumbing and gas-line work in the basement, a gas leak fueled the explosion at 123 2nd Avenue.
— Drea De Matteo (@dreadematteo) March 23, 2015
“A hole where my NYC home of 22 years once stood. RIP 123 2nd Avenue.”
— Drea De Matteo
About 1993 Drea de Matteo took care of her nanny Ana Bravo, then age 67, where they both lived in de Matteo’s two-bedroom Manhattan apartment. “She took care of me,” explains de Matteo. “So I take care of her,” said Drea De Matteo in a People Magazine article entitled ‘Gritty Woman’ in 2002.
In 1997, de Matteo opened ‘Filth Mart’, an East Village clothing store with her then-boyfriend Michael Sportes, who was also her roommate, along with two cats and three dogs. The store closed in 2004.
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