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Investment firm founder, 46, plunges to death from NYC rooftop bar

The founder of an investment firm plunged to his death from a Manhattan rooftop Wednesday night, police and law enforcement sources said.

The 46-year-old man plunged from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York in front of at least two witnesses around 6:30 p.m., police and the sources said.

He landed on the street below and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The 46-year-old man plunged from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square.


Hyatt Centric Times Square

The investment founder was declared dead.


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Hyatt Centric Times Square

Police on the scene of a jumper down West 45th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.


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His death is being investigated as a suspected suicide, an NYPD spokesman said.

Sources said the man was a founder and partner of a Connecticut-based investment firm.

It is the second time in less than four months that a person has plunged from the same hotel bar.

In October, aspiring model Elizabeth Gaglewski of Queens fell from Bar 54 before hitting a 27th-floor balcony, the NYPD said. The 26-year-old woman was remembered as “sweet and loving” by the family.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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