Founder of investment firm, 46, plunges to death from NYC rooftop bar


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

The 46-year-old man plummeted 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 on scene, cops said.

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

Hyatt Centric Times Square
The investment founder was pronounced dead.


Hyatt Centric Times Square
Police at the scene of a jumper down on west 45th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.


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

Sources said the man was a founder and partner at a Connecticut-based investment company.

This is the second time in less than four months a person 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 family.

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