A woman who went out to smoke on the balcony of her 17th-floor Manhattan apartment while on a first date plunged to her death early Thursday morning when she sat on the railing and it gave way, according to police sources.
Sources told NBC 4 New York that Jennifer Rosoff, 35, and her date were on the balcony at about 12:30 a.m. and when she sat on the railing’s corner, it broke and she plunged to the ground, hitting scaffolding on the way down.
A source on the scene at the Sutton Place building at 400 E. 57th St. provided a description of the railing, which appeared to be metal, and was bent and twisted, with a cigarette lighter still placed nearby.
Witnesses reported seeing a screaming man, believed to be Rosoff’s date, running from the building.
No criminality is suspected.
The Buildings Department is investigating the accident.