Shortly before 9:40 this evening, a man jumped from the ninth floor of 70 Washington St., near York St., in DUMBO. Cops discovered the man in a rear yard, where paramedics pronounced him dead. Detectives are responding to conduct an investigation, but sources say he left a suicide note, apparently citing financial hardship and the mortgage as a motive. His identity has not been made known, but he appeared to be in his 40s, they said.
Condos in the 100 year old converted building, which is owned by Two Trees Management, have recently sold for upwards of $2.2 million.