NYC's first baby of 2022 born at stroke of midnight in Brooklyn

The first baby born in New York City in 2022, Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia with her parents, Irma Garcia and German Tzunun. Credit: NYC Health + Hospitals

For the third year in a row, Coney Island Hospital has welcomed the first baby of the New Year in New York City.

Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia arrived right at the stroke of midnight, weighing 7 pounds 6.3 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. Her parents are Irma Garcia and German Tzunun of Brooklyn.

The baby girl is the couple's first, according to NYC Health + Hospitals.

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