The 22-year-old woman who was hit by a subway at Grand Central Station late Tuesday was an intern at white-shoe investment bank Lazzard and a graduate student at the NYU Stern School of Business, The Post has learned.
Sources told The Post that the woman was returning to Manhattan after attending a New York Mets game with Lazard colleagues.
In a statement to The Post, a spokesperson for Lazard confirmed that the woman was working at the bank’s New York office at Rockefeller Center.
“Lazard is devastated about the tragic death of our colleague. It is unimaginable for someone to pass away so early in life. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and his Lazard colleagues.”
Litquidity, a social media account closely followed by financial types, first posted about the Lazard connection on Instagram.
As reported by The Post, the woman, whose name has not been officially released, fell on the tracks at 10:40 pm on Tuesday and was hit by a Southbound 7 train.
According to police, first responders tried to revive the woman, but she died on the spot after about an hour. It is not clear what caused the woman to fall on the Metro tracks.
A source told The Post that Lazard sent a note to staff on Wednesday informing them of the woman’s death.
The tragedy comes just a month after Goldman Sachs employee Daniel Enriquez, who worked in the bank’s Global Investment Research division, was brutally shot on a Manhattan-bound Q train on his way to brunch. Goldman chief executive David Solomon called the incident a “devastating” and “stupid tragedy” in a statement to bank employees.
Goldman Sachs cut several pandemic-era perks, including free Ubers to and from headquarters in Lower Manhattan, before Enriquez’s murder.
Lazard declined to comment on whether it provides transportation facilities to employees.