First suicide at Brooklyn’s tallest building

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A woman jumped to her death from the roof of the Brooklyner — the borough’s tallest building — last week, police said.

Thirty-year-old Jennifer Paek plummeted from the roof of the 51-story building on Lawrence Street between Willoughby Street and Myrtle Avenue in Downtown and landed on the seventh-floor terrace of the Metrotech office building next door at around 12:55 pm.

She was dead on the spot.

NYPD spokeswoman Mindy Diaz said that the dead woman lived on the 18th floor of the distinctive tower with her husband and had left suicide notes in their apartment.

Diaz added that Paek reportedly suffered from clinical depression, and that she was on medication.

The tragic suicide is likely the first of its kind for the Brooklyner, which opened early this year.

Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

dg from Boerum Hill says:
hey i don't really object to the increasing tendency to make all headlines cute or catchy, but try to exercise a little more tact if you can... the 'first' suicide at the 'tallest' building does amp it up, but at the price of sounding snarky in the face of this woman's death. i don't think the cuteness is worth it in this case. just my opinion.
April 7, 2010, 7:28 pm
heavy heart from somewhere says:
Jennifer was a great person. For those who knew her, our lives will never be the same. There will always be a sadness and a feeling of emptiness in our hearts as our friend is no longer with us. She was a brilliant girl and she was a great friend, daughter and wife.
April 8, 2010, 1:32 am
heavy heart 2 from SGV says:
There is just this beauty in Jenn that radiated from her. Whenever you talked to her, she made you feel like you're the only person in the world. She's so focused on your well-being that you forget to ask her about hers. I am shocked to hear of the news of her death and to find out how she died is even more baffling. I hope people will remember her for the wonderful person she was and her generous heart.
April 8, 2010, 1:44 am
jimmy from downtown says:
i work in the building next to where Jennifer came to rest. I looked out my window and her image will be etched in my mind forever. My sympathy extends to all those who knew and loved her.
April 8, 2010, 12:58 pm
jimmy from downtown bkyn says:
I work int the building next to where Jennifer came to rest. I looked out the window and her image will be etched in my mind forever . MY sympathy extends to all who knew and loved her.
April 8, 2010, 1:05 pm
A Friend from LA says:
Jennifer was an amazing person. She was smart, funny, kind, and beautiful. I will always think of her. She will be greatly missed.
April 8, 2010, 5:07 pm
Miss You from California says:
Everyone that had the privilege to meet Jen would all agree she was the most giving and caring person to have graced our lives. She shared her life by tirelessly helping people in need and will be deeply missed. Our prayers go out to family and friends.
April 9, 2010, 12:10 am
We'll miss you Jen says:
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two shining eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best

God knows you had to leave us
But you did not go alone
For a part of us went with you
The day he took you home

To some you are forgotten
To others just part of the past
But to those who loved and lost you
The memory will always last

She is not here; she does not sleep--
She is with GOD so please dont weep.
She knows how much you hurt inside,
But GOD held her hand; hes by her side.

April 9, 2010, 3:33 am
Jenny from Brooklyn says:
Jennifer, we worked together a couples of years back. I remember we had a conversation, and established that I would be called Jenny, and you Jennifer . I'm so sad to hear that you were hurting so badly. I wish reconnected so we could maybe help each other.
May 27, 2013, 9:09 pm

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