BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
New York City’s fi rst
baby of 2022 is a Brooklynite!
Leyla Gessel Tzunun
Garcia came into the
world at exactly 12 a.m.
on Jan. 1 at Coney Island
Hospital. According to
New York City Health +
Hospitals, it’s the third
straight year that the
medical center had the
privilege of welcoming
the fi rst baby born in a
Little Leyla is the
daughter of proud parents
Irma Garcia and
German Tzunun of Gravesend, Brooklyn.
She weighs 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces
and measures 19.5 inches in length.
It’s the latest triumph for the borough
of Brooklyn, which on New
Year’s Day saw its former borough
Will my child have side
effects to the COVID-19
vaccine like I did?
For children ages 5-11, the dose is only a
third of the amount that is given to adults
and side effects appear to be milder.
COVID-19 VACCINES SAVE LIVES. GET YOUR CHILD VACCINATED.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine or call 212-COVID19.
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president, Eric Adams, become the
110th mayor of New York City.
In fact, all three top citywide offi -
cials — including Public Advocate Jumaane
Williams and City Comptroller
Brad Lander — are Brooklynites.
Irma Garcia and German Tzunun of Gravesend, Brooklyn with their daughter Leyla.
Photo via Twitter/@NYCHealthSystem
Brooklyn couple welcomes NYC’s
fi rst newborn of new year
Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia. Photo via Twitter/@NYCHealthSystem
Bill de Blasio
Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc
the COVID-19 vaccine
for 5-17 year olds.