Stonehenge tenant falls to death from balcony

August 01, 2013 02:30PM

A woman fell to her death after her 17th-floor balcony railing gave way at a Stonehenge Partners-owned building that is likely the Stonehenge57 at 400 East 57th Street, the New York Post reported.

Jennifer Rosoff, a 35-year-old sales director at TripleLift and former editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, was out on the terrace having a cigarette with a male friend at around 12:30 a.m. when she sat on the railing, police sources told the Post. The railing then gave way, and Rosoff tumbled 17 stories before landing on construction scaffolding on the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Apartment Is Located On 57th Street, near First Avenue, the Post said, though the newspaper did not report a specific address.

The Department of Buildings will investigate any potential structural problems with the balcony, police told the Post. The incident itself remains under investigation.

Stonehenge, led by Ofer Yardeni and Joel Seiden, took over the building a year ago, according to residents cited by the Post.

“There have been a lot of improvements to the building but they [Stonehenge] inherited a very old building. Old pipes and things,” Sara Shubert, an eight-year resident of the building, told the Post. “They are the type of people who are pretty meticulous. So for the railing to just break is very surprising.” [NYP]Julie Strickland