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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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  • 7 Co-Workers Claim $319M Mega Millions Jackpot

    7 Co-Workers Claim $319M Mega Millions Jackpot
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  • $319M Mega Millions Jackpot Winners Revealed, Dubbed 'Albany 7'

    $319M Mega Millions Jackpot Winners Revealed, Dubbed 'Albany 7'
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    Bedbugs, No Longer Just In Beds, Scare Off NYC Tourists, Threaten City's $30B Industry
    New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the...
  • NJ Gov. Permanently Scraps $9B Train Tunnel To NYC

    NJ Gov. Permanently Scraps $9B Train Tunnel To NYC
    In the end, it was all about dollars and cents. That's what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said before permanently scrapping a $9 billion-plus rail tunnel connecting his state and New York City, a decision that cements his reputation as a cost-cutter and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days

    Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
    JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
  • Hillary Waugh, prolific mystery writer, dies at 88

    Hillary Waugh, a novelist whose prolific career introduced generations of mystery readers to small-town intrigue and police techniques rooted in real investigations, has died. He was 88. Waugh's son, Lawrence, confirmed his death Saturday, saying it...
  • Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence

    Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence
    Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, author and longtime Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, whose hard-nosed coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the Watergate scandal in the 1970s helped...
  • Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral

    Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral
    He announced the New York Yankees lineup for 57 years, and today some of the team members in that lineup paid their last respects to Bob Sheppard, at his funeral. The ceremony was at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin, on Long Island. The parish is...
  • Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dies

    Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dies
    Bob Sheppard, the New York Yankees longtime public address announcer has died at the age of 99. The legendary speaker died at his Long Island home in Baldwin with his wife, Mary, at his side. Sheppard was the voice of Yankee Stadium for more than half a...
  • Alec Baldwin Says He's Quitting Acting

    Alec Baldwin Says He's Quitting Acting
    NEW YORK -- Alec Baldwin says he's losing his passion for acting and is considering leaving the profession altogether in 2012. Baldwin, who's role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" has earned him numerous awards, told "Men's Journal" that he is...