Woman, 40, who jumped to her death from NYC apartment IDed by building residents as Tiffany Brodvin

EXCLUSIVE – PICTURED: Woman who jumped from NYC ‘suicide building’ was ‘quiet and nice’, suffered from a disability and lived with therapist mom who she held hands with during walks

  • Tiffany Brodvin, who was in her 30s, was described as a ‘quiet and nice’ lady
  • She was staying with her psychotherapist mother Dr Susan Kett at apartment 
  • The rehabilitation specialist was often seen holding on to her mother’s hand
  • Neighbors said it was not first death at upmarket skyscraper in Sutton Place
  • They dubbed it ‘suicide building’ – with another happening just two years ago

A woman who jumped to her death from a swanky Manhattan skyscraper suffered from a disability and lived with her mother, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Tiffany Brodvin, who was in her 30s, was described by neighbors as a ‘quiet and nice’ lady who had been staying with her psychotherapist mom Dr Susan Kett.

The rehabilitation specialist was often seen holding on to her mother’s hand in the Sutton Place where they lived before the tragedy at around 7am on Tuesday.

Cops were called at 7.14am to 157 East 57th street where they found her body lying on the sidewalk.

Officers said her wounds were consistent with a fall and she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors said it was not the first death at the upmarket skyscraper – which they dubbed ‘suicide building’ – with another said to have happened just two years ago.

Residents of the building also told DailyMail.com that the Tiffany Brodvin suffered from a disability and could often seen holding her mother's hand during walks

Residents of the building also told DailyMail.com that the Tiffany Brodvin suffered from a disability and could often seen holding her mother’s hand during walks

Brodvin was found with injuries that were consistent with a fall, she was pronounced dead at the scene, the NYPD told DailyMail.com

Brodvin was found with injuries that were consistent with a fall, she was pronounced dead at the scene, the NYPD told DailyMail.com

According to Solil, the management company that runs the building, it was constructed in 1960 and consists of 111 apartment units over 19 floors

According to Solil, the management company that runs the building, it was constructed in 1960 and consists of 111 apartment units over 19 floors

One of the residents said one of the superintendents was very upset and said, ‘Not again.’

Brodvin was described as ‘quiet and nice.’ She was described by a neighbor as having some type of disability and a ‘very sweet girl’.

Fernando Molena, 21, who works at a nearby shoe repair store, said: ‘It’s strange because it happened here two years ago, but maybe just more of a coincidence.’

He continued: ‘I saw [the victim] last Wednesday. She was friendly and would always wave when she passed the store.’

He said she was a regular customer at Elite Shoe Repair, adding: ‘Wow. She was a neighbor. I am sad. Now the street isn’t going to feel the same anymore.’

He said he saw her body in the ground outside of the M57 M31 bus stop. He said it was a gruesome scene and he tried to look away.

He said: ‘I don’t want to see it. I saw the body. It didn’t have a cover on her. She had blonde hair and was wearing a red dress.

‘It seems really strange because you have the canopy of the building so I don’t know how she hit the ground,’ he said pointing to the site outside the building.’

According to her LinkedIn page, Brodvin graduated from Hunter College, located just blocks away from where she was found dead

According to her LinkedIn page, Brodvin graduated from Hunter College, located just blocks away from where she was found dead

Brodvin endured a difficult marriage, according to posts on her Facebook page

Brodvin endured a difficult marriage, according to posts on her Facebook page 

Her mother, Dr. Susan A. Klett, is the co-director of the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health and has a private practice on West 57th Street

Her mother, Dr. Susan A. Klett, is the co-director of the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health and has a private practice on West 57th Street

Sutton Place is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City, according to Forbes

Sutton Place is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City, according to Forbes

The maintenance man to the building Jovan Porter said the doorman was sent home and he was just waiting until the other doorman arrives.

‘I was here really early in the morning I just happened to not be here when she jumped.’ ‘It’s upsetting I am glad I wasn’t here to see that,’ he said.

The washer from the city who was outside the building said he had been cleaning up all the blood on the ground.

He said the woman’s body had already been removed and he had been cleaning for hours.

A longtime resident at the address was also shocked upon learning it was her neighbor, saying: ‘She had some issues. She lived with her mom and she had a dog.’

The woman said she was very close with her mother. She would always see them walking around the streets holding hands or walking with their arms entwined.

The resident said that the mother and daughter had lived in the building for more than 17 years.

Will Goldsholl, who lives in the building said he had just walked his dog around 7am and when he went downstairs to leave for work he saw the grisly scene.

He said: ‘She was face up. He head and shoulders were covered in blood. Her legs were facing east and her body was right behind the bus stop.’

‘It was shocking. Nothing quite prepares you to see something like that.’

He said he had just moved into the luxury building two months ago from another apartment a few blocks away.

He said he did not know her but said all the people who live there are very friendly, with lots of families and many longtime residents.

Joel Cardoza, 31, a parking attendant down the street said he was talking to someone who lives in the building who told him about.

At Bassano Jewlery, a store down the block, a salesman said the building where the woman jumped is called ‘the suicide building.’

He said two years ago, a woman stricken with cancer jumped from her fifth floor apartment, in the same building.

When he heard the news of today’s fatal death, he said, ‘Again! It’s really weird that they are jumping out of windows in that building. It’s devastating… just beyond tragic.’

A doctor who lives in the building was taking his son to baseball practice when he saw the gruesome scene.

He said: ‘I’m a doctor and I see a lot of dead bodies but seeing that body on the street first thing in the morning was tough.’

Brodvin graduated from Hunter College, located just blocks away from where she was found dead, in 2005 with a degree in English Language Arts.

Her Facebook says she also attended St. George Academy, a private Ukrainian Catholic high school in the East Village section of Manhattan, graduating in 2000.

At the time of her death, Brodvin was working at Braverhood, a mental health clinic in Brooklyn. She describes herself as a rehabilitation specialist. 

Braverhood confirmed to DailyMail.com she was an employee but would not say if she was due at work on the day of her death. She began working there in 2018.

The most recent public posts on Brodvin’s Facebook page show fundraisers for the charity Autism Speaks.

She was previously married. In July 2014, Brodvin wrote on her page she was married again.

When questioned about who she was married to, Brodvin wrote: ‘Same husband, we are back together, working it out.’

In 2016, she wrote on her page: ‘A friend told me a few weeks ago there is a saying in Korean: Your first husband is a Jalopy, the second one is the Mercedes. Now its time for me to find my Mercedes.’

Her mother, Dr. Susan A. Klett, is the co-director of the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health.

She has a private practice on West 57th Street, according to her LinkedIn page. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

In 2015, Klett published a book titled: Analysis of the Incest Trauma: Retrieval, Recovery, Renewal.

In the book, Klett paid tribute to Brodvin writing: ‘To my loving daughter, Tiffany Laura Brodvin, who understands and respects my work, sharing her time gracefully.

Brodvin left behind a suicide note, reports the New York Post.

According to Solil, the management company that runs the building, it was constructed in 1960 and consists of 111 apartment units over 19 floors. 

There is currently one listed apartment for rent in the building, a two-bedroom that is on the market for $6,150 via StreetEasy. 

Tuesday’s suicide was not the first tragedy to impact the building. In 2006, a 29-year-old home health care aide was arrested and accused of pushing an 89-year-old woman down the stairs in the building.

A year later, Tanya Campbell, was found guilty of manslaughter in the case, reported the Daily News at the time.

Sutton Place is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City, according to Forbes.

In 2021, City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi said that New Yorkers were still suffering hard mentally from effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every 16 hours, someone dies from suicide in New York City. Based on Community Health Survey data, 2.4 percent of NYC adults ages 18 and older seriously thought about killing themselves at some point in the past 12 months, Chokshi said. 

Among those with suicidal ideation, 14.1 percent attempted suicide in the past 12 months. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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