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Man jumps from 8th floor of LIC hotel, dies instantly


Jan. 3, 2016 Staff Report

A man jumped to his death from the eighth floor of the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Long Island City Sunday afternoon.

The 46-year-old victim, whose name has yet to be released, had been talking to the police just prior to jumping from the 40-34 Crescent Street hotel at about 2:50 pm, according to a NYPD spokeswoman.

Despite efforts to convince him otherwise, the victim jumped and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.

A representative of the hotel would not comment on the incident.

This story was originally posted with a photograph of the victim. It has been taken down out after being viewed as too graphic.

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i wish the newspaper had not published that photo. this man was a gentle, sweet, caring man who had suffered gravely from depression nobody else other than him could understand. i wish the world could have known this beautiful human being.


I’m so so sorry, I wanted to give an “I like” but unfortunately my finger by mistake selected dislike. May his soul rest in peace, my sencere condolences go out to his family.


Hotels in the out of thew Hotels in out-of-the-way spot such as this one end up being hotels for welfare clients. There appear be a small group of investors interested in changing Long Island City into a transient location for the homeless or troubled. Let’s work on stopping this troubling trend. Who owns this group of nasty, cheaply built, depressing establishments?


I feel publishing the photo of the man’s body is unnecessary. I am a big fan of this site and I check it regularly, but something this graphic seems out of character for LICPost.


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