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Photo via 109th Precinct/Twitter
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The proud parents hold the first baby born in NYC in 2017.

The first baby born in New York City this year was ushered into the world at a hospital in Flushing.

Baby Nathan was welcomed by mother Carmen Peralta, 39, and father Luis Duque, 50, at Flushing Hospital Medical Center shortly after midnight on Jan. 1.

Born at 12:08 a.m. within the hospital located at 4500 Parsons Blvd., Nathan became the first New Yorker born in 2017.

Peralta and baby Nathan have both been discharged and are doing well, according to a spokesperson at the hospital.

“Thank you all for the love sent to baby boy Peralta, NYC’s #firstbaby of 2017,” Flushing Hospital shared from its Twitter account on Jan. 3.

Officers at the Flushing-based 109th Precinct also took to Twitter to share the happy news and congratulate the parents.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center is a 293-bed hospital which has offered primary and specialty health care services to the Queens community since 1884.

 

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