A 23-year-old Museum of Modern Art intern died after a brain hemorrhage following a horrific fall from a Greenwich Village apartment building. California native Cindy Yeh tumbled four stories before crashing against the sidewalk at about 1:10 a.m. on August 24.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Was Dancing Too Close to the Edge of the Roof
Yeh was a guest at a roof top party being held at an apartment building on Sullivan street in Greenwich Village. The party was being held by occupants of the building who were moving out soon. According to the Post, Yeh danced too close to the edge of the roof during the party and fell off.
2. She Was Bleeding Heavily From Her Head
Yeh suffered brain hemorrhage according to doctors at Bellevue Hospital, she was declared dead on August 25. She plunged four stories to the sidewalk from the building’s roof. She fell just in front of a man and woman who were out walking on August 23. The man told the Post, “It was like she just tumbled down and smashed down in front of the building.” Another man, a tenant in the building, told the media, “There was a lot of bleeding from her head.”
3. Yeh Controlled MOMA’s Social Media
She is an intern at the Museum of Modern Art. According to her LinkedIn page, she works in the Digital Learning-Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art. She has been in the role since September 2013. She adds on her page that she is responsible for video presentations that museum visitors see and controls some of MOMA’s social media.
4. She Is Not Engaged
She is a native and lived in San Jose, California, prior to moving to NYC to work at MOMA in 2013. On her LinkedIn page, she declares herself a “proud graduate of the Communication Department and Visual Art Department at UCSD.” While living in California, Yeh worked at a number of internships. On her official website, Yeh says she is a photographer and video artist.
You can watch a documentary Yeh made about Berlin’s Month of Performance art above.
5. This Isn’t the First Problem at That Building
The apartment building at the center of the fall has been cited as a problem building in the neighborhood. Craig Walters, a resident in the area said: “This is a quiet block. The only problem is that building.”