Man, 27, falls to his death at Manhattan rooftop party

Man, 27, falls four stories to his death after drinking alcohol and dangling his legs over a slanted ledge during a rooftop party at his Upper East Side apartment

  • Max McDonough, 27, fell four stories to his death from rooftop of his Second Avenue apartment building 
  • Police say he was dangling his feet over a slanted ledge when he lost his balance
  • McDonough was said to have been drinking and his death is not considered suspicious  

A man hosting a rooftop party in his apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Thursday plunged to his death after a night of drinking.

Police identified the victim on Friday afternoon as 27-year-old Max McDonough, as the New York Post first reported. 

According to investigators,  McDonough was sitting on the slanted ledge of the terrace and dangling his feet over the edge on Second Avenue near 82nd Street at around 11.30pm when he lost his balance.

A man identified as 27-year-old Max McDonough was having a party on the rooftop of his apartment building on Second Avenue near East 82nd Street when he lost his balance and fell to his death Thursday night (stock photo)

McDonough fell four stories to the street below. He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.

McDonough’s roommate, who has not been named, was at the party and reportedly witnessed the fatal fall.

Police said the 27-year-old man was inebriated at the time of the incident.

Investigators do not believe McDonough’s death was the result of foul play.

McDonough’s upstairs neighbor told the Post that the party had been quiet and she was unaware that anything had happened until police came ringing her doorbell at around 2am.