New York Welcomes the First Babies of 2019

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What to Know

  • Hospitals across the tri-state area welcomed the first babies of the year not long after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve

  • One baby was born a mere 7 seconds after midnight at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Another baby was born at Staten Island University Hospital just 30 seconds after midnight

Hospitals across the tri-state area welcomed the first babies of the year not long after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve.

One baby was born a mere 7 seconds after midnight at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, a spokesperson for the hospital said. The baby’s parents live in Queens.

A baby boy named Dion Karpuzi, meanwhile, was born to mom Mia Balanca at Staten Island University Hospital just 30 seconds after midnight, a hospital spokesperson said.


Mom Mia Balanca and baby boy Dion Karpuzi at Staten Island University Hospital.

Photo credit: Staten Island University Hospital

At Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, a yet-to-be-named baby girl was born at 12:55 a.m., the hospital said. 


Photo credit: Jamaica Hospital

A minute later, a baby girl named Génesis Elisa Noriega was born to Maria Contreras and Gabino Noriega, of Harlem, at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem in Manhattan, the hospital said.

Génesis is the couple’s third child, according to the hospital.

Another baby girl was born to Ketan and Hetal Patel, of Farmingville, at Stony Brook University Hospital at 1:26 a.m., the hospital said.


Ketan and Hetal Patel welcomed a new baby girl at Stony Brook University Hospital at 1:26 a.m. She weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

Photo credit: Stony Brook University Hospital

The baby is the couple’s first child, the hospital said. 





Source : Nbcnewyork