A woman jumped 20 stories to her death from a swanky rooftop bar in the Flatiron District Monday night.
As onlookers sipped pricey drinks at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar during a corporate party at 7:30 p.m., 30-year-old Faigy Mayer suddenly sprinted toward a row of bushes that lined the edge of the establishment, cops and onlookers said.
She went through the shrubbery, over a wall and plummeted to the sidewalk on West 27th Street, shocking pedestrians.
“I was waking across the street and I saw she was falling,” said Dale Martin, who witnessed the tragedy. “You can tell it was a lady. She had on shoes and a dress.”
The section of the bar where Mayer jumped was cordoned off by police as they investigated.
“There was a big corporate party up there and she kind of ran through them [the partygoers] and jumped,” said another witness Becky Whittemore.
“They closed off the section where she jumped from. I think a lot of the people up there had zero clue what was going on.”
Officials recovered two bags that might have belonged to the victim, a purse and a backpack.
It was not known if Mayer was connected to the party.
After the tragedy, some bar patrons still enjoyed table service at the establishment, where bottles can fetch as much as $300 each.
Although police sources said the woman likely jumped deliberately, one patron said that the bar’s tiny four-wide-foot ledge was barely enough to keep boozed-up partygoers from accidentally toppling to their doom.