Death by a Rental Balcony? No Thanks.


Safe to say, a worse fate than not landing the rental apartment with the balcony is to land the rental with the balcony and then fall off. It doesn't happen often in New York City, the plummeting of humans from the jutted, open-air perks of hi-rise residential buildings. But when it does, as it did on March 14th, the morning Connor Donohue fell to his death from his apartment's 24th-floor balcony (possibly on account of a dilapidated railing), we like to think of other things to sink cash in that'll make our apartments more appealing.

Granted, the building that Donohue chose to reside in (above) has a history of troublesome encounters with gravity...

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