A young girl fatally fell from the roof of a luxury apartment building in the Upper East Side on Sunday afternoon, police officers said.
The 17-year-old girl jumped from the eighth floor of 122 E. 82nd St. at about 12:54 p.m., police officers said. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
The girl’s identity was not immediately released.
Co-operatives in the Manhattan building were recently sold for as much as $5 million, according to StreetEasy.com. The real estate website says the pre-war building is nine stories high.
“I came out of my apartment and there were three ambulances on the block,” a neighbor told the Post. “It’s awful. It’s absolutely appalling.”
A bouncer who works in the block said it was the second time in about six months someone in the area had jumped to their death.
“It’s just crazy,” said the bouncer.
A 27-year-old man jumped to his death from 131 E. 82nd St., an apartment building across the street, on June 19, according to the blog East Side Feed.
In September 2019, a 65-year-old woman fell or jumped from a building on East End Avenue and East 82nd Street and survived.
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