2004_12_nyebaby.jpg

The Mayor visited the two babies (and their families) whose hospitals claimed them to be the first NYC babies of 2005 in Queens and the Bronx on New Year's. Baby boy Noah Santos, born at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx, and baby girl Daamaiah Hunter, born at Queens' Elmhurst Hospital, both got new "Made in NY" caps from the Mayor, which got Gothamist thinking. "Made in NY" is part of the city's film & TV production incentive program (from now on, with a certain amount of their budget and filming dedicated to NYC get tax breaks, plus use of "Made in NY" logo). So, sure, having a baby in NYC is definitely qualifies it for "Made in NY" status...but what about all the kids conceived in NY, but born in other places? We think the city should try to get in on that racket. Finally, Gothamist still think babies look like little blankets with little old man heads attached.

The name "Noah" happens to rank 55 on the 2003 list of most popular baby names (PDF here). Gothamist couldn't find the "Made in NY" cap online, but we did find the city's "Official NYC Baby T-Shirt" at City Store - it retails for $9. And if you were born in NYC after 1911, you can get a copy of your birth certificate online. For more NYC baby stuff, check out Urban Baby and daddy types