January 5, 2016 / Brooklyn news / Health, Mind & Body

The city’s first baby of 2016 was born at Coney Island Hospital

Brooklyn does it again! Borough home to first New Year’s baby for second year in a row

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Yo, baby!

Brooklyn welcomed the city’s first new born of 2016 at Coney Island Hospital.

Young Zayden Noel was born to Coney Islanders Stephanie Diaz and Paul Staley at the stroke of midnight, the hospital reported. The tyke weighed in at 7 pounds 1 ounce, making him the smallest of the Brooklyn New Year’s baby crop. He is Diaz’s second child born at the hospital.

Giovanni Navarro-Caraballo opened his eyes a short nine minutes later at New York Methodist Hospital, tipping the scales at 9 pounds 2 ounces. He was born to East New Yorkers Tricia Navarro-Caraballo and Chris Caraballo.

And Layan “Lilly” Khalid Kotb joined the party at 2:12 am as Lutheran Medical Center’s first birth. She is the third child to dad Khalid Mohamed Kotb and mom Taghrid Mohamed Kotb.

Last year, Maxim Olenyukh made his world debut at Coney Island hospital at exactly midnight.

Congratulations to all of 2016’s proud parents.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

samir kabir from downtown says:
Yeay! Al hamduallah! There is still hope for the future. Thank you for this excellent report.
Jan. 6, 2016, 5:47 am
Danielle. Markela. Cole from Northphila says:
I. Love. My. Baby. Girl. Come. Home. June. 2017. July. It. Good thing.
March 17, 2017, 2:55 pm
Danielle. Markela. Cole from Northphila says:
My. Name. Is. Erica. Danielle. Mckoy. As. Mother.
March 17, 2017, 2:56 pm
Danielle. Markela. Cole from Northphila says:
Win. She. Do. Come. She. Not. Going. Two. Gandmom. House.
March 17, 2017, 2:57 pm
Danielle. Markela. Cole from Northphila says:
That. It.
March 17, 2017, 2:57 pm

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