News NYC’s first baby of 2018 born at Flushing Hospital in Queens 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 By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated January 1, 2018 11:16 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.