High-End Broker Who Jumped From New York Home Told Neighbor Who Hosted Him It Was ‘Best


A New York City real estate broker who is suspected of having jumped to his death from the fourth floor of an Upper East Side rental building reportedly had just spent the “best Christmas Eve ever.”

Tom Cooper, 56, a top sales agent for Douglas Elliman, was the closing agent on a $18.5 million Greenwich Village brownstone in November.

Vincent Scaldaferri, who works at the building next door, witnessed the fall.

“A neighbor came out and said he just spent Christmas Eve with him and [Cooper] had said that it was the best Christmas Eve he had ever had,” the New York Post reported.

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Scaldaferri told the paper he was badly shaken by what he saw.

“It’s been terrible … terrible to see someone falling and taking a life like that,” he said.

According to police at the scene, Cooper left a suicide note.

Cooper resided in Manhattan for several years. Originally from California, Cooper attended UC Berkeley, according to his brokerage bio.

Tom Cooper’s final social media post was a smiling photo next to a Christmas tree.Facebook

Cooper had recently posted a photo of himself next to a Christmas tree.

“In the beautiful lobby of the Police Building at 240 Centre St!”, he added to Facebook Saturday.

There was a series of suicides at New York City buildings months ago. Three men jumped to their deaths in a single week this summer.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available 24 hours a day through the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. You are not alone.



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