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NYC’s first baby of 2018 born at Flushing Hospital in Queens

The first baby born in New York City

The first baby born in New York City in 2018 was Ariana, seen above with her mother Tania Shirin at Flushing Hospital on Jan. 1. Photo Credit: Flushing Hospital

Just a minute after midnight, the city’s first baby of the New Year was born.

A baby girl, named Ariana, was born at 12:01 a.m. at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Andrew Rubin said.

She weighs four pounds and 11.5 ounces, and is 18 inches long.

Both Ariana and her mother, Tania Shirin, 25, were doing well, Rubin said.


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