New York City’s first baby of New Year born at Coney Island hospital
It took a Coney Island baby to ring in 2021 just right.
The first tot to be born in the Big Apple this year came into the world at precisely midnight at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn.
Ivett Rodriguez of Brooklyn gave birth to baby boy Jaxel at 12:00 a.m. on the dot just as the ball was dropping in Times Square about 13 miles away.
The boy weighs 6 lbs. 11 oz. and is 19 inches long.
Jaxel Rodriguez is Ivett and Antonio Guilbert’s third child. Early Friday morning, they said they “have the best gift of the new year.”