Jennifer Rosoff, a former editor for Cosmopolitan magazine plunged to her death from her balcony while taking a cigarette break on Thursday.
Jennifer, 35 was having a first date with a male friend and then they went to the balcony of the high-rise building she lived at 57th street to share a cigarette. The balcony railing gave way while she leaned against it making her fall 17 floors down to her death.
Police found Rosoff’s body atop construction scaffolding in the street below her apartment. Neighbor Sara Shubert told the NY Post she heard Rosoff’s body land.
“I heard the thud last night. It was as loud as a car crash. It sounded like a 200 lb punch,” said Shubert, an eight-year resident of the luxury building.
“There was a man who was hysterical and crying by the elevators,” said another neighbor who lives on the 14th Floor. “He told me that he and Jennifer were on their first date. They had just gotten back and she was showing him her apartment.”
“Then he said they stepped out onto the balcony and had a drink. She was leaning on the balcony then the railing gave way and just snapped. It’s really sad.”
Residents told the NY Post the building had been taken over by a new real estate management company. The company, Stonehenge, was in the process of making repairs to the old structure.
“They inherited a very old building. Old pipes and things,” Shubert said. “They are the type of people who are pretty meticulous. So for the railing to just break is very surprising.”