E Street Band member, ‘Sopranos’ actor Steven Van Zandt to be honored for $1.5M in NYPD fundraising

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Steven Van Zandt, a musician and former cast member of “The Sopranos,” is being honored this week for putting the big-binge in police fundraising.

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The NYPD Retired Detectives Association is recognizing Van Zandt for the work he has done at a Wednesday event in Manhattan, raising more than $1.5 million for the Detectives Endowment Association Widow and Children’s Fund and the NYPD with Arms Wide Open.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by retired detectives,” van Zandt told The Post.

Van Zandt will be honored at an event in Manhattan on Wednesday.
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Van Zandt said raising the money has been his way of thanking the NYPD “for the hard and courageous work they do every day.”

“It’s a tough way to make a living and we don’t thank them very often,” he said.

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Van Zandt played the role of Silvo Dante on the popular HBO Mafia series.

The former cast of "The Sopranos" said he would like to thank the NYPD "for the hard and courageous work they do every day."
The former cast of “The Sopranos” said he would like to thank the NYPD “for the hard and courageous work they do every day.”
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His character was adapted to New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini.

He is also a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

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