Jamaica/Jameco: The grounded heritage of Rochdale’s roots

Jamaica, Queens is not merely a suburban jewel nestled on the outskirts of New York City. What many people may not know is that  Jamaica, Queens has its own rich history dating back to the 17th century when in 1655, … 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

Rochdale Village Timeline: (1950’s – 1960’s)

Welcome to the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary website.  This initial post of the Rochdale Village Timeline spans the 1950’s and 1960’s and is designed to familiarize readers with the historical significance of this revolutionary housing cooperative. This timeline also details … Continue reading