February 11, 2012 (updated February 12 at 9:35 AM)
BatteryPark.TV has learned that at 5:55 AM this morning, a man named Jimmy Taso, 28 years old, somehow fell from his window and died upon impact at 300 Rector Place. The police have confirmed that. However, other details are pending as to whether this was suicide, accident, etc.
If this is adjudicated as a suicide, it would not be the first for this area. Recall, in June of 2008, one street down on South End Avenue, a 41 year old woman, Christine Parszik, leaped to her death. One month prior to that, another person leaped to their death in Battery Park City, and a third person has attempted this at 280 Rector Place but survived the short fall. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The statistics show that “jumping from high place” has been the second most used method of suicide”