‘Sopranos’ Star Drea de Matteo Lost Her Apartment in 2nd Avenue Explosion
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Until yesterday afternoon, Sopranos star Drea de Matteo owned a unit in the tenement at 123 Second Avenue. This address and two of its neighbors both collapsed into a pile of rubble due to the explosion in Sushi Park next door at 121 Second Avenue. It was a 7-alarm blaze.
According to reports, de Matteo maintained a residence in the building for over twenty years. She took to Instagram to vent about the loss.
Twenty-five people were reported injured in the blast – four critically – and two remain missing.
The District Attorney is now getting involved, as the turn of events leading up to the incident are rather suspicious. Per DNAinfo:
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and other agencies are investigating whether contractor Dilber Kukic, 39, played a role in the blast that started at 121 Second Ave., sources said.
Kukic — whose construction firm performed work at the address in the past — was already under the scrutiny of Manhattan prosecutors in an unrelated case. He was arrested last month for an alleged role in a widespread bribery scandal involving city inspectors.