On Monday afternoon, 39-year-old Polly McCourt gave birth to her third child: a healthy 7-pound, 6-ounce daughter named Ila.
Ila's birthplace: a Manhattan sidewalk.
"She's a real New Yorker," McCourt said of her baby girl. "She's born on the streets of New York."
"I was starting to feel worse and worse, and I thought, 'Oh, this is not good,'" McCourt said. "I went downstairs to get a taxi and my water broke, right in the front foyer of the building."
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Her apartment building's doorman, Anton Rudovic, quickly came to her aid.
"Anton knew that I was in trouble, so he walked me to the corner of the street to try to get a taxi. And then I went, 'Oh no. She's going to come out,'" she recalled.
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