Coney Island

First Baby of 2022 in New York City Born at Stroke of Midnight

The Coney Island hospital has welcomed the first baby born in NYC Health + Hospitals for three years running

Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia was the first baby born in New York City in 2022, according to NYC Health + Hospitals.

New York City welcomed its first new baby at the stroke of midnight.

Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia arrived weighing 7 pounds 6.3 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. Her parents are Irma Garcia and German Tzunun of Brooklyn.

NYC Health + Hospitals said the newborn Brooklynite was born at Coney Island Hospital, the same hospital that welcomed the first baby of the new year the past two years.

Leyla is the couple's first baby, according to the public health system.

New parents Irma Garcia and German Tzunun hold baby Leyla at Coney Island Hospital.
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