A well-dressed man is seen leaping across 23rd-Story Ledges in NYC. He’s a leak repair supervisor: “I do it every day.”


It is now a mystery who the well-dressed man was that jumped from awning to canopy on the 23rd Floor of a New York City Skyscraper.

For Joseph Smizaski, a 60-year-old supervisor for a company that fixes water leaks, it’s all in a day’s work. 

“I do it every day,” Smizaski tells Inside Edition. He said that he was making sure that his workers did a good job on their repairs when he was photographed in the now-viral clip.

“I climb up ladders, I go out people’s windows. I gotta look for problems, so I can tell my men how to fix it,”Smizaski said.

Smizaski says he didn’t think he was at risk as he leaped across the ledges of the gothic apartment building in lower Manhattan. Because he likes looking sharp when he visits the homes of the wealthy and famous, he was wearing both a shirt-and-tie.

Nicole, his daughter, is amused at all the attention her father has received.

“I think it’s hilarious. They’re calling him the dapper daredevil,” Nicole said. “My dad doesn’t work the average 9 to 5.”

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