Man Falls to his Death from Eldridge Street Building During Smoke Break
A 54-year-old man on a purported smoke break fell to his death Saturday from a six-story tenement on Eldridge Street, near Hester.
Cops were called to the backyard of 54 Eldridge at about 9:15am, where officers found the man’s body sprawled on the ground. Witnesses told police that the victim had been smoking a cigarette on the upper level of the building, when he plunged to his death. It’s unclear whether the man was on the rooftop or fire escape.
His name was not immediately released.
[h/t Daily News]