A woman who was smoking out a Midtown apartment window fell four stories but somehow managed to survive. The Daily News reports that a 34-year-old woman from Delaware (she was visiting her brother) is in stable condition with head trauma.
According to the FDNY, the woman "fell into a narrow alleyway between two buildings." A witness said she appeared to look all right, "She was apologizing to the EMTs."
While the city hasn't outlawed smoking in homes yet, some apartment buildings have banned smoking from the properties. And thanks to an aggressive anti-smoking campaign, the city's smoking rate has plummeted, in no small part due to provocative advertising.