Woman killed in 17-story fall from NYC balcony

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City police say a 35-year-old woman fell to her death when the railing on her 17th-floor balcony apparently gave way.
    
Police say Jennifer Rosoff was with a date outside at her corner apartment in midtown Manhattan shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday when she either leaned against or sat on the railing.
    
Police believe it gave way and she fell, landing on construction scaffolding at ground level. A photo of the balcony shows part of it bent down in a V-shape.
    
The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
    
The city's buildings department was at the scene Thursday examining stability of other balcony railings.

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