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 pm, police and the sources said.

He landed on the street below and was pronounced dead on the 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.


Two people at the rooftop bar told police that the man jumped off the building, sources said. One woman called 911 saying she heard a loud noise and someone jumped off the building.

Law enforcement sources told The Post that police were called to his home in 2008 over a domestic dispute over financial issues. Court records show that the couple filed for divorce on Tuesday.

The 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 her family.

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


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