2008_05_baby.jpgAround 10 p.m. last night, a Flushing resident heard crying outside her house and opening her front door to find a baby girl on the steps. The baby, wrapped in a blanket, appeared to be one month old. And next to the infant was a black handbag.

Authorities took the baby to Flushing Medical Center, where she is in stable condition. It's believed the Holly Avenue home was chosen at random.

Under the Safe Haven Act, babies can be left at places like hospitals, firehouses, and police stations without the parents facing charges. In February, a livery cab driver brought a baby to a firehouse, claiming the father had abandoned it in his cab, but it turned out the driver knew the father.