NYPD Special Ops Saves Would-Be Jumper from Williamsburg Bridge

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

Late-morning yesterday, a distraught man scaled the suspension cable on the city-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge. The would-be jumper was perched high above the East River, and saved by officers from the NYPD Special Ops unit. Literally talked down from the ledge after over an hour. According to police, detectives climbed up, shimmied across […]

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Anthony Bourdain, Celebrity Chef and Traveler, Dead of Suicide at 61

Last modified June 8, 2018 at 7:50 am

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef, author, and adventure-seeker, died earlier this morning. He was 61. CNN confirmed the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown, when his close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, reportedly found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. “It […]

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Man Jumped to His Death from Ludlow Street Rooftop

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

A man jumped to his death from a Lower East Side tenement rooftop Wednesday night. The unidentified man, believed to be in his twenties, took the plunge from atop 175 Ludlow Street at about 11:45pm. The suicide victim reportedly lived alone in a studio apartment there, according to a report in the Daily News. An […]

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Death at East Broadway Station Last Week was 13-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Jumped in Front of Train [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

Last Wednesday (July 11), reports surfaced of a 20-year-old man who “fell” on the subway tracks at the East Broadway Station and died after being stuck by a train. However, big media apparently had the story wrong. In fact, it seems this alleged “man” was actually a 13-year-old Chinese-American boy named Lin J. Longhui, who […]

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Woman Falls to Her Death from 15th Floor Delancey Street Condo

Last modified May 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

Last night, a 40-year-old woman plunged to her death from the fifteenth floor of the condoplex at 38 Delancey Street. She reportedly landed on the fourth-floor landing – the building’s pedestal – and died on impact. It’s unclear at the moment whether this was a suicide, yet police sources said that the victim had “a […]

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Cops Saved East River Jumper at South Street this Week

Posted March 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

  Shortly before noon this past Tuesday, a woman purported to be in her forties, jumped into the East River from the esplanade at South Street and Pike Slip. NYPD told The Villager that the woman was all but dead when pulled from the frigid waters. However, officers from the Harbor Unit quickly responded and […]


Report: Subway Jumper Dies at 2nd Avenue Station Last Night

Last modified March 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

A reader writes in to say that a man allegedly jumped in front of a Brooklyn-bound train at the 2nd Avenue subway station. He reportedly died at the scene. Here is the dispatch. Last night a man was killed by a Brooklyn bound F train. It was an apparent suicide. Riders waiting on the platform […]

Jumper Down from Manhattan Bridge, DOA

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

At around 1:30 pm today, a jumper reportedly leaped from the Manhattan Bridge, landing near the corner of Market and Cherry Streets. The victim is DOA, and emergency services are in the process of “body recovery.” More as it develops, but feel free to drop a line with details. Manhattan: Jumper down from the Manhattan […]

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More Details Emerge About Jumper at the Delancey F Station [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

Early Thursday morning, at the height of the morning rush, a Brooklyn-bound F train struck a woman at the Delancey Street subway station. Eyewitnesses believe it was a suicide attempt, as they reportedly saw her jump onto the tracks and just stand there as the train arrived in the station. The victim was found beneath […]

Report: Woman Struck by Brooklyn-Bound F Train at Delancey

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Seems like another day, another subway-straphanger collision. Earlier this morning, an unknown woman reportedly jumped in front of a Brooklyn-bound F train. One witness, @phemale61 watched the horrific scene go down, and recorded as such on Twitter. Scanners report that the pedestrian was carted away in “serious” condition. Expect extreme delays for your commute. Just […]

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