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Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]

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Man Stabs Roommate then Jumps to his Death on Canal Street

Last modified December 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Canal Street Street between Rutgers and Allen Streets is an active crime scene due to an apparent murder suicide on the block this morning at around 10:00am. Cops confirm that a 43-year-old man was stabbed at 42 Canal Street, and that the suspect then leaped from the rooftop. We’re told that the victim is in […]

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Woman Jumps to Her Death from LES High-Rise

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

A woman jumped to her death earlier this week from a Lower East Side high-rise. Shortly after 4pm Monday afternoon, the unidentified woman reportedly leaped from the sixteenth floor window in Building 4 of the East River Housing Corp. (aka Co-op Village). We’re told she was in her late-50’s. Emergency personnel responded to the purported […]

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65-Year-Old Man Jumps to His Death from 6th Floor of Seward Park Co-op

Last modified May 23, 2019 at 8:08 am

A 65-year-old resident of the Seward Park Co-op reportedly leaped to his death early Tuesday morning. According to the police report, the man jumped from the window of his sixth-floor apartment at building 4, west of Clinton. Officers from the 7th Precinct responded at 7:47am, and found him unconscious at the scene. Further investigation into the […]

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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 […]

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