By Gabriela Resto-Montero and Heather Grosssmann
STUYVESANT TOWN — The woman killed by a 6 train after she dropped her bag on the tracks at the 77th Street station was identified by police as Rose Mankos, a lawyer who lived in Stuyvesant Town.
Mankos, 48, used to be an attorney for the state's Division of Continuing Legal Education, according to documents found online.
She has been licensed to practice law in New York since 2001.
“This is terrible news. It’s sad for anyone,” said Rich Pinto, who lived on the same floor as Mankos. He said she had been in the building for over eight years and lived alone.
An elderly woman who lived on the same floor described Mankos as "very serious."
A sticker on the door of her eighth-floor apartment features a picture of a cat and reads, "This is a three cat house. Please save in case of emergency.”
Mankos was killed when she jumped onto the subway tracks to retrieve her gym bag just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. She was desperately trying to climb back on to the subway platform when the 6 train hit her.
“The train was coming into the station and [the conductor] was blowing the horn over and over again," said Celeste Arthur, who was in the first car of the train. "And then we felt the impact.”
Emergency workers declared Mankos dead at the scene.