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Jan 2, 2018
 A woman and her daughter hold a newborn baby.
Brooklyn, New York

At 6:49 am on January 1, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital welcomed its New Year’s Baby, Aarya Datar.

Aarya weighs seven pounds, ten ounces and is 20.75 inches in length. Her parents, Praveen Datar and Vandekode Kulkarni, live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Aarya is the couple’s second child and is a little sister to 17-month-old Aadhya.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Aarya into the world,” said Ms. Kulkarni, tired but elated. “We feel very special to have one of the first babies of the New Year. It is really exciting."

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NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1881, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn's Park Slope. It houses 591 licensed inpatient beds and provides services to some 42,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers specialized care in the following areas: advanced and minimally invasive surgery, advanced otolaryngology, asthma and lung disease, cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, digestive and liver disorders, healthy aging, neurosciences, orthopedic medicine and surgery, vascular medicine and surgery and women's health. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.

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