First 2015 Baby in New York Wastes No Time

The first baby born in New York this year was born at 12 on the dot.

— -- A little boy born at midnight became the first baby of the new year in New York City.

Maxim was born at Coney Island Hospital at 12 a.m. on the dot, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces, according to a news release from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

He is 21 inches long, hospital spokesman Robert Cooper told ABC News.

"Mother and baby are doing well," he said.

Three hours later, a baby girl became the first baby of 2015 in the Bay Area, according to KGO, ABC's San Francisco station. Although she hasn't been named, she weighs 8 pounds and is 21 inches long.

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