Lower East Side Jumper Drama Caught on Camera [Video]

Posted on: June 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm by

Earlier today, NYPD rushed to 1 Essex Street, where a woman was threatening to jump from the rooftop.  Police rolled out the inflatable landing pad, and were able to grab her before leaping.  According the the Village Voice, the jumper is in her twenties.

Shadinyc was there capturing all the nail-biting drama, and recorded the following video.  So head on over to the site and check it out.  It’s pretty frightening to watch, so fair warning.

*Video removed at the request of Shadinyc. Looks like the Post picked it up.

Recent Stories

Photo: Mike Hong
‘Chinatown Art Brigade’ Takes a Stand with Anti-Gentrification Projections [INTERVIEW]

“Gentrification is Modern Colonialism,” read the illuminated stencil above the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets. That was but one message that traveled through the neighborhood last Saturday night. These rather straightforward projections come courtesy of the Chinatown Art Brigade, which roams the namesake area armed with a light projector and a mantra of anti-gentrification. We […]

miss-paradis-1
‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

Photo: NYPL
Stories of Chinese American Women on Display with ‘HERSTORY’ Exhibit at Chatham Square Library

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is showcasing a new “HERSTORY” exhibit during the month of October. This exhibit spans 165 years of the struggles and successes of Chinese-American women; on display include rare photographs and documents from legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the US. The exhibit is a […]

reed-space-closing
Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

Photo: Google Maps
De Blasio Wants to Remedy Rivington House Scandal with Senior Housing Development on Pike Street

Mayor de Blasio hopes that the key to escaping the Rivington House scandal is an olive branch of senior housing. Indeed, Hizzoner announced yesterday – while his deputy Tony Shorris was being grilled by City Council – a proposal to replace those services lost in the $116 million sale into condos earlier this year. The […]

  • Natazrahn

    Big ups to my police friends from the 7th and ESU ! – Stevie D. !!!

  • Light & Savory

    The NY Post had contacted me since I lived in the apartment the woman now lives in.  I directed them to your site and the video.  I’m happy this horrible situation didn’t end in tragedy.   

  • bicho

    She wouldn’t have died jumping from that building. What is that, 5 stories?