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Baldwin

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
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

    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. Daquan Gaskin, 22, was shot in the chest in front of the Love Jones Café, at 1920 Grand Ave., and taken to an area hospital,...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Blind auditions continue

    'The Voice' recap, Blind auditions continue
    Big news for NBC's "The Voice" -- executive producer Mark Burnett announced that both Usher and Shakira will be taking seats in the spinning chairs in Season 4, replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, as the latter record, tour and generally be...
  • Actor Chazz Palminteri to open a restaurant in Harbor East

    Actor Chazz Palminteri to open a restaurant in Harbor East
    Night after night, touring the country for his one-man show, Chazz Palminteri searched for the perfect Italian meal, but 31 plates of linguine marinara gave way to 31 disappointments. Then, he walked into Aldo's, a mainstay of Baltimore's Little Italy,...
  • Head of the Class: High school, college achievements

    Deedra Suchting, of Parkton, was recently presented Hereford High School's highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Co. Suchting received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and...
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Setting the table for first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week

    Setting the table for first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week
    County restaurants are hoping residents and visitors alike will sink their teeth into the first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week, scheduled for Aug. 21-28. Promising a wide variety of menus and deals for lunches and dinners, the goal of the...
  • Dylan's Candy Bar coming to Chicago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alec Baldwin: I haven't changed, public life has (and he's out)

    Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New York magazine. "I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media — but this is the last...
  • MSNBC cancels Alec Baldwin's talk show following outburst

    MSNBC cancels Alec Baldwin's talk show following outburst
    MSNBC has ended Alec Baldwin's short-lived interview program, two weeks after the actor's outburst at a photographer that included an anti-gay slur. The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel confirmed Tuesday that the network and Baldwin had mutually...