"A 35-year-old media executive on a first date plunged to her death Thursday after the railing on her 17th-floor New York City balcony gave way, police said," reports The Huffington Post.
The article continues, "Jennifer Rosoff went outside for a cigarette around 12:50 a.m. when she either sat on the railing or leaned on it. Her date told her that she probably shouldn’t do it, and then moments later, she apparently fell backward and landed on construction scaffolding at the first floor, authorities said. Police spoke to the man and no foul play was suspected."
The story notes that Rosoff "worked at The New Yorker, Lucky Magazine and Cosmopolitan before recently joining a new media advertising startup called TripleLift, according to her LinkedIn profile."
That story also notes: "The gray brick high-rise building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was built before World War II. Only the higher-floor corner apartments have balconies, and the city’s buildings department [had] ordered residents to stay off them [because inspectors said they were unsafe]."