Wall Street Exec Dies In Fall From NYC Window

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Wall Street executive was killed after falling from his fifth-story New York City apartment over the weekend.

Police said Keith Mastronardi fell to his death while trying to open a window so his cigarette smoke wouldn’t bother his three young children.

Police said the 31-year-old man lost his balance and fell to the courtyard of the East 74th Street building around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mastronardi was the head of USD Exotic Derivatives at Vyapar Capital Market Partners.

The New York Post reports that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will inspect all the windows in the building.

City law requires that all windows in apartments with children under the age of 10 have window guards.

HPD told the Post it had not received any complaints about the building.

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  1. yankee501 says:

    @Lawyer for a day and JimP: Perhaps the monikers should read Grammar/Puctuation cop for a day and ChimP.

    Had I been paying more attention to what I was typing when I typed it, or at least proofread, it would have read as…

    “Since I resent the implications of that question…Of course he was a white man; were he, let’s say black, he wouldn’t have been opening a window to provide his children with relief from the smoke…He’d have (or, he would have) sent them outside; for both relief, and to buy his next pack; blowing the smoke in their faces upon their return. That’s how most of you roll. Isn’t it?”

    As for both replies…Neither are devoid errors. If you’re going to critique someone, be certain to be above reproach. Is that ordinary enough for you?

  2. yankee501 says:

    @Lawyer for a day and JimP: Perhaps the monikers should read Grammar/Puctuation cop for a day and ChimP.

    Had I been paying more attention to what I was typing when I typed it, or at least proofread, it would have read as…

    “Since I resent the implications of that question…Of course he was a white man; were he, let’s say black, he wouldn’t opened a window to provide his children with relief from the smoke…He’d have (or, he would have) sent them outside; for both relief, and to buy his next pack; blowing the smoke in their faces upon their return. That’s how most of you roll. Isn’t it?”

    As for both replies…Neither are devoid errors. If you’re going to critique someone, be certain to be above reproach. Is that ordinary enough for you?

  3. RIP Keith says:

    Keith was a loiving person and will be missed by all this family and friends. He was kind hearted and everyone loved him. We will always remember you

  4. Bernie Sanders says:

    see smoking kills … if you dont get cancer you fall out of windows… its so dangerous to smoke ~ bad bad bad window !

  5. vinnyf says:

    what the hell is the matter with you folks.a man lost his life,and 3 young kids liost a father over an addiction,that should have been outlawed long ago.as far as being a wall st worker and karma ,,i sure hope you have no skeletons in your closet.

  6. Day Trader / Night Life says:

    I wonder if he was under investigation for some ‘bad’ investments he made?

    1. rip keith says:

      get a life…how could you even say that about someone who just passed and lost his family

  7. Trish says:

    This is a man that lost his footing and fell out of a window. Why does the writter needs to mention that the person worked in Wall Street?

  8. Surfin Bird says:

    Moral Truth I think you can find drunks almost anywhere

  9. game for fight says:

    ok … 71st & Broadway – northeast corner at Ansonia hotel entrance. 3pm. You may be in for a surprise bud. Check out this link ….

    http://www.saddoboxing.com/photos/Jonjo_Finnegan_Vs_De_g97-Duane_Parker_v_Ryan_Clark__29_October_2010__p2579.html

    that’s me. suddenly you ain’t so tough, r u?!

  10. Moral Truth says:

    This incident now proves that most wall street workers are alcoholics and thats the moral truth.

  11. lawyer for a day says:

    another candidate for this year’s Darwin Award!

  12. yankee501 says:

    If he was a Wall Streeter, he was probably a crook and karma came to call. Sounds like a good addition for the next Final Destination movie. There’s also irony here…The cigarette didn’t kill him, but the opening of a window to spare his children from the second hand smoke did. Classic!

    1. ripkeith says:

      what a terrible comment to say you should be ashamed of your self

      1. jackie says:

        i totally agree/ what a terrible comment! so what the guy smoked, what skeletons do you have in your closet, perhaps a little kiddie porn? wearing womans underwear? oh i could go on! god help you , if this was a member of your family. r.i.p. from a fellow smoker! and god bless and look over this young man’s family

      2. yankee501 says:

        You’re right. That was in poor taste.

        And Jackie, I smoke, but that doesn’t negate the irony. As for the perversities you mentioned…You’re way off base; and I can only imagine, what if any, deviant behaviors you might partake in; alluding to righteousness through the mentioning of God.

  13. Tyrone says:

    Was he a white man?

    1. yankee501 says:

      Since I resent the implications of that question…Of course he was a white man (as if the last name doesn’t speak for itself,) were he, let’s say black, he wouldn’t be opening a window to provide his children with relief from the smoke…He’d of sent them outside – for both relief, and to buy his next pack; blowing the smoke in their faces upon their return. That’s how most of you roll. Isn’t it?

      1. lawyer for a day says:

        yank, your attempt at intelligent prose smacks of a carpenter attempting delicate gum surgery – he thinks “I’m good with me hands, how hard can this be?”

      2. JimP says:

        @lawyer
        anything i add would be redundant, that is all

    2. Bernie Sanders says:

      east 74 th street i would think so !

  14. MONEY says:

    THE RICH DONT NEED WINDOW GUARDS

  15. Dan Te says:

    He must have been smoking more than just cigarettes…

  16. elton says:

    do you like twinks?

    1. Sharon Fahy says:

      Wow……sounds like elton is the east 74th st drug dealer. For those of u who don’t know, twinks are percocets………

    2. lawyer for a day says:

      tell us more, Sharon. What’s the word for “I like to showcase my knowledge of urban slang so everyone will think I’m up-to-date and worldly” ?

  17. jeff shylock says:

    Darwin award

  18. keith says:

    He and his wife were both drunks and a drunken accident, such as this, waiting to happen. Their only real mistake was bringing children into their
    addiction and lunacy.

  19. Dan Te says:

    He is a Wall Street executive and could not afford to buy window guards?

  20. Gregg says:

    Smoking kills ! Damn it’s hard to stop !

  21. Go Outside says:

    Since he had children, WHY WAS HE SMOKING IN THE APARTMENT??

    1. Ophelia Roydz says:

      Mind your own business. Smoking is good for you! The lungs are muscles and need exercise. Start by sniffing car and bus fumes. Better yet, go sniff your own butt, dumb ass.

  22. Carlos Liriano says:

    very good question Big nard

    1. Dmytry says:

      If Bloomberg would not be so strict on smoking and did not have to smoke in the appartment he wouldn’t die. Maybe bloomber will help him rase his kids.

  23. Big Nard says:

    Since he had children. Why were there no window guards installed?

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