1. A woman gave birth in a New York City crosswalk on Feb. 25 when the baby arrived faster than a cab did.
3. Polly McCourt had been home on E. 68th St. when she started going into labor. Running downstairs, doorman Anton Rudovic helped her outside and started to hail a cab.
5. Rudovic helped the expectant mom sit down on the street in front of HSBC bank. “I went downstairs to get a taxi and my water broke, right in the front foyer of the building,” she said.
9. A crowd of about 40-50 passersby stopped to help, with one woman named Isabelle giving her coat to the brand new mother. The woman’s kindness inspired McCourt to dedicate the baby’s middle name to her.
11. Father Cian McCourt was stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel when he was notified, but arrived at the crosswalk three minutes after his daughter.
13. McCourt and her baby, who she named Ila Isabelle McCourt, were rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital, and both were found in good health.
15. Witnesses posted on social media about the surprising spectacle.