Rochdale Village board of directors ratifies mall’s redesign and expansion

Members of the Rochdale Village Board of Directors recently ratified plans for Marion Scott Realty Inc. to proceed with renovation of Big Mall #1 located at Guy R. Brewer and Baisley Boulevards.  The mall’s facelift is the first major one … Continue reading

Rochdale Village Turns 50: Countdown to the Anniversary Gala

The countdown begins for the 50th Anniversary Black Tie gala which is scheduled to take place at the Grand Ballroom and Auditorium in the Rochdale Village Community Center. The Rochdale Village Community Center was designed to be the centerpiece of … Continue reading

Rochdale Village Turns 50: Ideal Food Basket Grand Opening

Rochdale Village does it again with the recent grand opening of the Ideal Food Basket grocery store located at 169-85 137th Avenue in Jamaica, New York. The Ideal Food Basket located in Jamaica Queens is the flagship store of this … Continue reading

Rochdale Village at 50: School Days

The connection that Rochdale Village has with education is unmistakable. When the complex was first constructed by the United Housing Foundation, the plans were said to have included schools.  According to Rochdale Village pioneer Herb Plever, when the first cooperators … Continue reading

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Symposium: Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion Overview Rochdale Village is revving up for what is expected to be a monumental kick-off to this year’s celebratory anniversary festivities. On Saturday, June 29, 2013, the Anniversary Symposium being coordinated by the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Ad … Continue reading

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary in Black and White

In the 1950’s and 60’s, the concept of blacks and whites willingly living together was completely unheard of.  Historically, tense racial divides still existed at that time. In 1959, efforts to implement a pilot study on the effect of fair housing … Continue reading

Ode to Rochdale Village

  This slideshow presentation represents images of Rochdale Village translated into art.  To accompany these interpretations is a reprint of the poem entitled “The Village” which originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of the Rochdale Village Bulletin newspaper.  The … Continue reading