Brooklyn mom gives birth to first baby of 2021 at Coney Island Hospital

Ivett Rodriguez holds her newborn son, Jaxel, the first baby born in 2021 in New York City, at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island at midnight on Jan. 1, 2020.
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New York City’s first newborn of 2021 arrived at the stroke of midnight in Brooklyn.

Little Jaxel Rodriguez came into the world at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021 at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. The boy, weighing 6 lbs., 11 ozs. and measuring 19 inches in length, is the third child of parents Ivett Rodriguez and Antonio Guilbert of Brooklyn.

According to NYC Health + Hospitals, the family says Jaxel is “the best gift of the new year.”