Con Ed recently shut off gas at eight buildings owned by Alma Realty due to illegal hookups.
The restaurant has been in business for 35 years.
A commercial tenant sued the landlord in 2000 after his variety store was destroyed in a fire.
The explosion also caused part of the house to collapse, officials said.
Miriam's Restaurant and FreshDirect will be sending hot meals to 46 families in the Ravenswood Houses.
Two students from the E. 124th Street school were taken to the hospital as a precaution, officials said.
The dead included a mom and her chef daughter, a musician, a dental assistant, and CUNY guard.
Three women were killed and at least 46 were hurt when the blast leveled two Park Avenue buildings.
An explosion in the basement of a Staten Island home prompted neighborhood evacuations, the FDNY said.
Tenants at AK Houses fear they will be stuck without gas for cooking as Thanksgiving arrives.
The project on West 18th Street will clear the way for a parking lot to become apartments.
Crews searched buildings in the area for gas leaks after the fire.
The owner of Cakes 'N Shapes went without a working oven for more than two months.
Edie Connolly of Cakes 'N Shapes said she has to lug her ingredients to an off-site oven.
Some residents spent the weekend weathering chilly temperatures at the iconic inn.
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