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Brooklyn, NY - 5-year-old Hasidic Boy Dies After Falling From 5th-story Porch In Williamsburg

Published on: June 1, 2016 08:39 PM
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200 Wallabout Street in Williamsburg - Balcony to the left of the bright white window lights (. Roy Renna/VINnews.com)200 Wallabout Street in Williamsburg - Balcony to the left of the bright white window lights (. Roy Renna/VINnews.com)

Williamsburg, NY - Hatzolah Emergency crews in Williamsburg were called to a multi-family home early this afternoon, after a small child fell from a fifth-floor porch.

5 year-old Shimon Yisroel Meisels fell from the porch at 200 Wallabout Street and Lee Avenue, shortly before 08:00 P.M.

The child was in critical condition when taken by ambulance to Brooklyn hospital, but later succumbed to the injuries and passed away.

Shimon Yisroel is the grandson of Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Meisels, Shopron Rav of Williamsburg.

Ironically Shimon Yisroel lost his mother two years ago from a terminal illness.

Police Detectives arrive on the scene and search for clues on how a child fell off of the balcony. Credits: Roy Renna / BMR Breaking NewsPolice Detectives arrive on the scene and search for clues on how a child fell off of the balcony. Credits: Roy Renna / BMR Breaking News
Community people gather after learning a child died from falling off of a 5th floor balcony. Credits: Roy Renna / BMR Breaking NewsCommunity people gather after learning a child died from falling off of a 5th floor balcony. Credits: Roy Renna / BMR Breaking News

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 08:48 PM lmfao Says:

Bd"h nebech

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 09:08 PM Willi man Says:

Nebech. His mother passes away a short while ago. BD"H

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 09:12 PM Anonymous Says:

We need to watch our kinder at all times. Nebech

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 10:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Hasn't this chashuva family suffered enough, what a horrible tragedy.

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 11:16 PM gail18 Says:

BD"E Don't see any irony in the situation. It is just so sad.

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 11:27 PM czyrankevic Says:

it is also ironic rav meisles from sea gate a first cousin to the shoprunner lost a daughter when she fell out of a window

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 12:21 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

We need to watch our kinder at all times. Nebech

as my teachers always said...if you have nothing smart to say, don't.

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 04:35 AM zelig Says:

Reply to #6  
gail18 Says:

BD"E Don't see any irony in the situation. It is just so sad.

The word should be "tragically" or "horrifically."
BDE
Moshiach NOW!

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 08:21 AM analyzing? Says:

the gate actually looks quite high & i notice that there is a boxy mesh which would make it harder to climb , very scary unless the awning bars gave the boy something to hold on to

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 08:36 AM Anonymous Says:

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czyrankevic Says:

it is also ironic rav meisles from sea gate a first cousin to the shoprunner lost a daughter when she fell out of a window

Shoprunner????huh

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 09:44 AM Whirley Says:

The balcony he fell from is totally illegal in that it projects over the sidewalk more than 22 inches over the sidewalk. I see these all over Williamsburgh. They are built without permits and somehow, the City allows it. Why is the law not enforced?

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 09:51 AM monishmo Says:

bd"e who is this family?

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 07:48 AM Conscience Says:

What we need to start being serious about is

ושמרתם מאוד לנפשותיכם .... And only then we could start speculating why and what we do wrong that nature is not in sync with Creation , so long as we are wayward and arrogant about this cardinal sin , how dare we really try to blame the creator when he designed it all - c"v to say that its a gezyyra
So long as we are the culprits by not respecting our very lives and lives of our children , no one c"v is blaming anyone , but that primarily includes the one who created these beautiful people and precious children
And so its unfair to blame the one who creates and provides us with such precious neshumes - and because of our negligence or weakness , to blame him .?.? C"v -
He cries all the more when we are not careful with our jewels , and that is why we cry cause As a creation we are designed with compassion streaming of our nurturing and loving father who is the created ....

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 11:54 AM Anonymous Says:

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Whirley Says:

The balcony he fell from is totally illegal in that it projects over the sidewalk more than 22 inches over the sidewalk. I see these all over Williamsburgh. They are built without permits and somehow, the City allows it. Why is the law not enforced?

Developer payoffs

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 12:30 PM MMNSY Says:

Reply to #12  
Whirley Says:

The balcony he fell from is totally illegal in that it projects over the sidewalk more than 22 inches over the sidewalk. I see these all over Williamsburgh. They are built without permits and somehow, the City allows it. Why is the law not enforced?

Maybe you should become the next DOB commissioner. Eh?

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 01:30 AM Greener Says:

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Anonymous Says:

as my teachers always said...if you have nothing smart to say, don't.

George Orwell (a goy) said: "... restatement of the obvious is the first duty of every intelligent man." And therefor hollering out: "We need to watch our kinder at all times," should be done over and over and over. Too often we hear of kids left to die in hot cars, 3 year old kids running into the street and being run over (watched by a 6 year old older brother), kids (unwatched) falling from balconies, etc. It is NOT beshert!
And so, I declare: WE NEED TO WATCH OUR KINDER AT ALL TIMES.
Please do the right thing, Anonymous-8: Holler out that we need to watch our kinder at all times. Now! Anonymous-3 is dafkah the smart one here.

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 02:20 AM aleph Says:

What's ironic is that some people just don't know how to use the word irony...

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 03:52 AM Anonymous Says:

He must have climbed over the railing. Was anyone watching him? Kids should not be on balconies alone.
Hopefully this is a wake up call to other parents.

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 07:37 AM Ina Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

as my teachers always said...if you have nothing smart to say, don't.

You mean we are not allowed to point out that it is not OK to go to minyan and leave your young children unattended? And, I bet this is what happened. Oh, what a senseless tragedy!

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 02:38 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Once again, I appreciate the many photos. I have never been to this area and this helps me understand what happened.

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 02:06 PM watch kids Says:

One major concern is whether the child was pushed by another child. Horrible things like this can happen. I understand the natural mother is, lo oleinu, not on this world. There must have been some adult in charge.
Just yesterday I saw a very young child crossing at the beginning of Lee Avenue and it was all alone, the mother was struggling with other kids 20 feet behind. I snapped and yelled at the mother. She rudely told me to move as I was blocking her view of the baby. I know I will be flamed but people should have less kids or space them so they can watch their kids safely.

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 03:07 PM MMNSY Says:

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Ina Says:

You mean we are not allowed to point out that it is not OK to go to minyan and leave your young children unattended? And, I bet this is what happened. Oh, what a senseless tragedy!

Moron, the parent(s) were home at that time. What exactly do you have against davening with minyan?

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 03:56 PM Ina Says:

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MMNSY Says:

Moron, the parent(s) were home at that time. What exactly do you have against davening with minyan?

Really? How do you know? The media said he was home alone. And, it wouldn't hurt you to behave in a civil manner, especially in these yemei hasfira.

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