The company said the payments were made Thursday, a day after the blast.
Friends and family said goodbye Wednesday to three of the eight victims killed in last week’s massive explosion in East Harlem.
A church hit by the loss of two members in an explosion that destroyed two New York City apartment buildings remembered the women in services Sunday with tears mixing in with the sounds of gospel, as members of a church that was demolished in the collapse joined another nearby house of worship for its service.
Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.
Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.
The MTA provided buses throughout the night to take people from a Red Cross center to a shelter at the Salvation Army.
The explosion reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.