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Old 04-03-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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One way to see what's going on is to Google (name of town, ny) shooting. When I do that for my town, the results I turn up are for a shooting star at the university, the DEC describing shooting sports/licensing; no shooting crimes.

It's not foolproof, but it's better than nothing.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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There is a crime heat map of LI somewhere. I think Newsday had it up.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I know you said Nassau but Wheatley Height is a great neighborhood and you can't beat the school district!
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Default Baldwin Harbor

I suggest Baldwin Harbor (not Baldwin). It is a very nice middle class to upper middle class neighborhood south of Baldwin and west of Freeport. It is extremely integrated with white, black and even Spanish neighbors living on the same block. Some homes even have access to the harbor, hence the name Baldwin Harbor.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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I think other posters said this already, but it should not make a difference what town you go to. If you are a good neighbor and respectful of your neighbors, it should not make a difference. If other neighbors have a problem with your marriage, it should be them that is labled....not you.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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I think other posters said this already, but it should not make a difference what town you go to. If you are a good neighbor and respectful of your neighbors, it should not make a difference. If other neighbors have a problem with your marriage, it should be them that is labled....not you.

Sounds great in an ideal world, but we are talking about Long Island. This won't exactly bode well for many of the communities here, black or white. I wish something different could be said, but it is what it is.

For some communities, they don't even want to see another person of another race; now you're talking about another person of another race being married to someone of another race - you're really asking for the ignoramus to come out.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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WOW...

We have been looking for our starter home in NJ but decided to give LI a shot. We currently live in Forest Hills. I work in the city and wife stays home with our 14month baby. We started our search in LI a couple of weeks ago and really liked a home in Baldwin over the weekend. I dont know if its in North or South Baldwin, its off intersection of Grand Ave & Merrick Rd, just off Silver Lake Park. The neighborhood looks nice and quiet around 12noon. The immediate neighbours are a old white couple & a black family. We are comfortable with any community as long as they respect us for who we are and are courteous and friendly.

But after reading some of your posts, I am really confused if Baldwin is even worth looking at. My friends who are born & brought up in LI advised it to be a nice neighorhood. The schools are rated high (we are concerned only of elementary) on greatschools.org but I see folks here even bashing the schools. People are mentioning gangs, rape, robbery, what the heck, LOL.

I would appreciate if someone could give me an honest opinion about the area. I mean every area will have petty thefts, Forest Hills has cases of mugging & car tire thefts, but overall it is an amazing neighorhood.

Please advise, Thanks !
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Default A map of the Hamlet of Baldwin in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County

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We started our search in LI a couple of weeks ago and really liked a home in Baldwin over the weekend. I dont know if its in North or South Baldwin, its off intersection of Grand Ave & Merrick Rd, just off Silver Lake Park.
That would be in Baldwin. (While colloquially, there may be a North Baldwin and a South Baldwin, officially it's all Baldwin.)


A map of the Hamlet of Baldwin in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County:


The Hamlet of Baldwin has a different border than does the "Baldwin, NY 11510" ZIP Code postal zone (i.e., a place can have a "Baldwin, NY 11510" address and not be in the Hamlet of Baldwin and a place can be in the Hamlet of Baldwin and have other than a "Baldwin, NY 11510" mailing address): places that have a "Baldwin, NY 11510" mailing address that are not in the Hamlet of Baldwin are in the Hamlet of Oceanside, the Hamlet of Baldwin Harbor and the Hamlet of Roosevelt; and, at the same time, there are places in the Hamlet of Baldwin that have an "Oceanside, NY 11572", "Rockville Centre, NY 11570" and "Roosevelt, NY 11575" mailing address.


HomeSearchInNJ, in case you are unfamiliar with the local geography, I've sent you an explanation of the very, very confusing geography of "Lawn Guyland" as a DM (Direct Message).
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Hempstead
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WOW...

We have been looking for our starter home in NJ but decided to give LI a shot. We currently live in Forest Hills. I work in the city and wife stays home with our 14month baby. We started our search in LI a couple of weeks ago and really liked a home in Baldwin over the weekend. I dont know if its in North or South Baldwin, its off intersection of Grand Ave & Merrick Rd, just off Silver Lake Park. The neighborhood looks nice and quiet around 12noon. The immediate neighbours are a old white couple & a black family. We are comfortable with any community as long as they respect us for who we are and are courteous and friendly.

But after reading some of your posts, I am really confused if Baldwin is even worth looking at. My friends who are born & brought up in LI advised it to be a nice neighorhood. The schools are rated high (we are concerned only of elementary) on greatschools.org but I see folks here even bashing the schools. People are mentioning gangs, rape, robbery, what the heck, LOL.

I would appreciate if someone could give me an honest opinion about the area. I mean every area will have petty thefts, Forest Hills has cases of mugging & car tire thefts, but overall it is an amazing neighorhood.

Please advise, Thanks !
Baldwin is generally pretty nice, and the area you mentioned is very nice. Beware of taking anything you read on this board seriously as some of the posters here are extremely racist and/or otherwise biased. In most cases they will tell you any town that isn't 100% white with an average income over $100K is "bad". Forget what these idiots will tell you, check it out for yourself.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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What's that old saying..."takes one to know one".
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