NYHQ welcomes baby girl, first of the new year

By Madina Toure

New York Hospital Queens welcomed its first baby of the year nearly two hours after the new year began.

Parents Ting Gao and Zheng Wang produced a baby girl, Elena Wang, at 1:35 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The girl weighs 5 pounds and 14 ounces. The hospital gave the family a $250 gift card and a congratulatory basket of flowers.

“I was expecting a Christmas baby, but was surprised to have a New Year baby,” Gao, the baby’s mother, said in a statement released by the hospital.

Last year, the first baby of the year at NYHQ was a baby boy, who was born at 1:07 a.m.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtour‌e@cng‌local.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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