Forest Hills baby tied for first born in 2016

By Gabriel Rom

A Forest Hills child is tied as being the city’s first newborn of 2016.

At the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, Daniella Malakov gave birth to a baby son at 7 pounds and 4 ounces. The boy, who was delivered at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, is yet to be named.

She and her husband Eli Malakov shared the honor with Brooklyn couple Stephanie Diaz and Paul Staley. Their baby, Zayden Noel Staley, arrived at the same minute at Coney Island Hospital.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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