Ad Executive Falls To Death Midtown 16th Floor on First Date

Ad Executive, 35, Falls To Death Midtown 16th Floor on First Date

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Ad exec, 35, on first date plummets to her death when 16th-floor balcony collapses in midtown
Jennifer Rosoff was killed after the railing she was sitting on while having a smoke gave away, said Stephen Close, who was on a first date with Rosoff.

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A first date ended in unimaginable horror Thursday when an ad exec plunged to her death after the railing of her narrow 16th-floor balcony suddenly buckled.
Jennifer Rosoff, 35, brought Stephen Close back to her apartment on E. 57th St. near First Ave. after they chowed down at Maya, a Mexican restaurant about eight blocks away.
They walked through a set of French doors that open to the balcony. Rosoff was smoking a cigarette and had a drink. She sat on the metal railing about 12:45 a.m., which instantly made Close nervous.

Jennifer Rosoff was sitting on the railing when it collapsed early Thursday.
A first date ended in unimaginable horror Thursday when an ad exec plunged to her death after the railing of her narrow 16th-floor balcony suddenly buckled.
Rosoff was the director of sales at Triplelift, a digital advertising firm in the Flatiron District.
Jennifer Rosoff, 35, brought Stephen Close back to her apartment on E. 57th St. near First Ave. after they chowed down at Maya, a Mexican restaurant about eight blocks away.

They walked through a set of French doors that open to the balcony. Rosoff was smoking a cigarette and had a drink. She sat on the metal railing about 12:45 a.m., which instantly made Close nervous.
Stephen Close, who was invited to Jennifer Rosoff after their first dinner date, said he warned her not to sit on the railing but Rosoff said she had done it before, police said.

“He advised her not to sit on the rail,” said Paul Browne, the NYPD’s chief spokesman. “She said that she had done it before and wasn’t worried. She didn’t think it was a problem.”

Close, who lives nearby, told detectives that he heard “two cracks or pops.”

Jennifer Rosoff was smoking a cigarette when she plunged to her death from her 16th-floor apartment’s balcony. The railing (picture) collapsed while she was sitting on it.

The metal railing at Stonehenge 57 bent, sending her falling backward 140 feet. She landed on construction scaffolding outside the first story of a building in front of the Sofrito restaurant and died instantly.
Police questioned Close, who works in real estate, but cops don’t suspect foul play.
Residents heard Close, 35, screaming. And some saw him in the lobby after he emerged from the elevator.
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Police investigated the death of Rosoff at the site of her death, 400 E. 57 St.
“He was hysterical,” a resident said of the devastated date.
Rosoff’s sister, Alexis Treeby, 37, was heartbroken when reached at her Pennsylvania home hours after the tragic plunge.
“She’s a lovely person,” Treeby said. “Everyone adores her. I really can’t talk right now.”
The 16th-floor balcony rail suddenly collapsed while Jennifer Rosoff smoked  cigarette.
Magee said the building received its last report in February. She said she couldn’t provide details of the results because of the pending investigation into Rosoff’s fall.
Stephen Close said he warned 35-year-old Rosoff about railing before she sat on it.
Rosoff was the director of sales at Triplelift, a digital advertising firm in the Flatiron District.
“She was a well-loved and highly respected member of our team. Her tremendous energy and humor brought so much joy to the office,” Triplelift CEO Eric Berry said in a statement. “The entire company is distraught by the loss of Ms. Rosoff — she will be deeply missed.”
A graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Rosoff also worked stints at The New Yorker, Lucky and Cosmopolitan magazines, according to her LinkedIn.

 

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