News Baby born on sidewalk near Downtown Brooklyn subway stop The mother was placed in an ambulance on Clark Street in Downtown Brooklyn and taken to Brooklyn Hospital. Saturday Sept. 27, 2015. Photo Credit: Dan Janison By REBECCA HARSHBARGER September 27, 2015 8:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A baby boy was born on the sidewalk near a subway station in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, according to a witness and authorities. His mother began giving birth about 5:40 p.m. on Henry Street between Clark and Pineapple Street, according to an FDNY spokesman. She left the Clark Street station to look for a cab to the hospital, but had to go into labor on the street when the baby started crowning, a witness said. Passerbys put cardboard underneath her, and cops and medics helped deliver the baby on a bed sheet. Spectators applauded when medics took the mother and child into the ambulance, and joked that the newborn should be named Henry. The two were then taken to Brooklyn Hospital. By REBECCA HARSHBARGER Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.