There’s nothing more gold to a New York newsroom than the story of a mom rushing to get to the hospital to give birth, only to have her child decide it wants out NOW.
Sometimes it’s Dad pulling to the side of the road.
Even better? Hero cops helping deliver Junior in the back of a yellow cab.
Now, add Uber babies to that legendary list.
The latest is a precious baby girl, Eva Melanie Horvitz, born in the backseat of a Nissan Altima at 57th Street and Park Avenue -- 41 blocks south of New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where the Crown Heights couple were hoping to get to in time.
The New York Post reports that 33-year-old David Horvitz hailed the Uber from his smartphone shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, when his wife Zanna Gilbert, a 34-year-old MOMA art expert, woke up.
Five minutes or so later they were on their way to the hospital’s renowned Upper East Side maternity ward.
That’s when Eva Melanie got a little uncooperative.
“I always wanted to catch the baby. And I got to — but I didn’t think I’d be the only there to do the catching,” he told The Post.
He told driver Germaine Allen, 32, whose wife is also expected to give birth to a baby girl in two months, to keep going -- and that had things well in hand, so to speak.
Nurses rushed out to the Uber when it pulled up to Mount Sinai.
“I just kept telling the driver I was sorry,” Horvitz told the New York City tabloid. “But he said, ‘Don’t worry that was amazing!’”
Allen told The Post that he’s often asked what’s the most bizarre thing he’s seen as driver.
“Now I have a story,” he said.
The Post reported two weeks ago that the San Francisco-based Uber, in the four short years since it started the black car and luxury vehicle service in New York, now has more cars on in the five boroughs than yellow cabs -- 14,088 black compared with 13,587 medallion cabs.