Six Degrees of Rochdale Village


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Are you connected to Rochdale Village?

What are the “Six degrees of Rochdale Village” you ask?  Well, according to the theory of the six degrees of separation,

Six degrees of separation: Artistic visualizat...

Six degrees of separation: Artistic visualization. Français : Visualisation artistique du principe des Six degrés de séparation. Nederlands: zes niveaus van scheiding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called “Chains.

Over the last 50 years, Rochdale Village has been a central location for hosting numerous famous faces in the place.  Featured here are just a few of the individuals that graced us with their presence and connected with us at “the Village”.

Some of our visitors were up-and-coming neighborhood rising stars with humble beginnings while others were established personalities with worldwide acclaim.  One thing is for sure, most of these famous, and sometimes infamous individuals have gone on to become powerful personalities in their own right. There is a common denominator between each of these famous faces.  Each felt Rochdale Village was important enough to visit and that it was the place to be at that time.  This is what you call the “Six Degrees of Rochdale”.  Are you connected to Rochdale Village?  If so, reach out and let us know.

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7 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Rochdale Village

  1. Pingback: Jamaica/Jameco: The grounded heritage of Rochdale’s roots | rochdalevillageturns50.com

  2. Even as a long-time Yankees fan, how could I forget the Mets that visited our old neighborhood, when both Rochdale and the team in Queens were new: Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda. Also, Sly Stone and Walt Frazier’s girlfriends lived in Rochdale at one time, and I do remember hearing that one (I can’t remember which one) was coming to pick their respective girlfriend up, and a whole load of kids, me included, chasing after a Rolls Royce that one of them owned. Great memories (and let’s not forget that as a toddler, Anthony Weiner called Rochdale home).

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