The infant, later reported in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, was discovered about 6 a.m. Sunday in the Queens neighborhood of South Ozone Park, the New York Post reported.
Resident Gary Long said he heard a noise in the yard.
"I went outside, and it looked like a doll laying there," Long said. "Then it moved and started to cry, and I realized it was a naked baby with the umbilical cord still attached."
Long asked his wife, Yolanda, to call 911 while he wrapped the baby in a blanket and put him on a heating pad.
"The ambulance took a long time to get here, I didn't want the baby to die in my house," Yolanda Long said.
The Longs said they do not know whose child it was but had a theory about why the baby was left at their place.
"We sit in the yard a lot -- maybe they thought we were nice people and we'd take care of the baby," Gary Long said.
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