Woman Falls To Death Off NYC Rooftop Bar While Others Keep Drinking
At about 7:30 last night, she "sprinted" toward the roof’s edge and went over the wall, landing on the sidewalk of West 27th Street.
Dale Martin, a witness to the incident, reportedly told the New York Post,
I was walking across the street and I saw she was falling. You can tell it was a lady. She had on shoes and a dress.
Another witness, Becky Wittemore, who was also at the rooftop bar, told the Post,
They closed off the section where she jumped from.
The other guests at the bar reportedly continued to drink, and according to Wittemore, they had "zero clue what was going on."
The 30-year-old, who worked as an iOS developer at Appton, grew up as a Hasidic Jew in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, however, she chose not to practice the strict religion as an adult.
As a result, she was shunned by her own parents, although they later reconnected.
In fact, she appeared in "Only For God: Inside Hasidism," a documentary made by National Geographic that explored the culture within the extremely unconventional religious community.
In the documentary, she shared how emotionally taxing her transition out of the community was.
Although she had achieved success in her career, the rejection from her family apparently had a terrible effect on her. She even allegedly stated in a Facebook post her grandmother openly disliked her.
She later made posts sharing some of her favorite places she visited as a child in Williamsburg, contributing to the perception the pressures of leaving had a grave effect on her.