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Baldwin

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Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
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    Baltimore man killed in shooting outside N.Y. nightclub
    A Baltimore man was killed in a shooting outside a nightclub in Baldwin, N.Y., early Saturday morning, local police said.
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    Dylan's Candy Bar coming to Chicago
    Boutique confectionery Dylan’s Candy Bar plans to open its fifth free-standing store, and first in the Midwest, on the Magnificent Mile in spring 2015. The candy store founded by Dylan Lauren – daughter of famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren...

    Alec Baldwin: 'I asked for no special treatment' from cops

    Alec Baldwin spent some time online Tuesday night explaining himself after a morning run-in with police that resulted in two summonses for the actor and a subsequent amusing blurt by him on Twitter.  The former "30 Rock" star was stopped by cops in...

    2 more shows for 'Escape from Baldwin Park'

     2 more shows for 'Escape from Baldwin Park'
    "Escape from Baldwin Park," the comedy that debuted at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival, will have two additional performances: June 1 and 8. Steve Schneider wrote "Escape from Baldwin Park," directed by Jay Hopkins, and it's full of local references...

    Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 02/21/14 for 02/21/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor William Baldwin was born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, today in 1963. This birthday guy has starred in such films as "The Squid and the Whale," "Backdraft" and "Flatliners." His more recent work includes recurring roles on...