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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.
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  • 2013 Tony Awards: How TV, movie stars fared on Broadway

    2013 Tony Awards: How TV, movie stars fared on Broadway
    Another Broadway season, another cavalcade of television and movie stars testing their stage mettle. Some come to build their acting muscles, others come for the publicity splash, and a select few come because they simply can't stay away. The chance...
  • Stephen Baldwin Charged with Failing to File Income Tax

    Stephen Baldwin Charged with Failing to File Income Tax
    New York -- Actor Stephen Baldwin was arrested Thursday on a charge of failing to file New York state personal income tax returns for three years, according to a statement released by the Rockland County district attorney's office. According to the...
  • Actor Steven Baldwin Arrested on Tax Evasion

    New York -- Actor Stephen Baldwin was arrested Thursday on a charge of failing to file New York state personal income tax returns for three years, according to a statement released by the Rockland County district attorney's office. According to the...
  • What I’m Thankful For: A Newfound Diversity in Congress

     
    There is much to be thankful for in the wake of the 2012 election. Yes, we re-elected a president who believes in equality for all citizens and that we all should have equal opportunity, but beyond that, the shifts in our Congress are both remarkable...
  • Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow

    Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow
    NEW YORK -- The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running....
  • '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...
  • Grocery chain drops Alec Baldwin ads after airline fuss

     
    Alec Baldwin: Wegmans grocery chain pulls Alec Baldwin ads after customers complain about a recent incident in which the actor was asked to leave an airplane....
  • Alec Baldwin drops idea of running for mayor of New York

     
    Actor Alec Baldwin rules out a bid to run for mayor of New York. The actor says he doesn't see himself among the potential candidates interested in the job of running the city of New York....
  • Alec Baldwin Apologizes -- Sort of -- for Airplane Meltdown

    Alec Baldwin Apologizes -- Sort of -- for Airplane Meltdown
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- "30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin is apologizing to his fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight who were disrupted when he was asked to leave a plane at LAX. The incident happened on Tuesday, when Baldwin was flying from...
  • Alec Baldwin apologizes for airline incident

     
    Alec Baldwin has apologized for his behavior that prompted American Airlines to kick him off a flight Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport. "First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers onboard the American Airlines flight that.......
  • American Airlines Responds To Alec Baldwin Incident

    American Airlines Responds To Alec Baldwin Incident
    More came out Wednesday about an incident where NBC star Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to turn his cell phone off. It all started with a tweet from Alec Baldwin on Tuesday afternoon.  “Flight Attendant on...
  • WM3 documentary 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory' to open in L.A.

     
    The latest documentary about the fate of the case of the West Memphis Three, "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," isn't scheduled to be broadcast on HBO until early next year, but fans of the series in Los Angeles might want to make the trek to Laemmle's...