Rochdale Village hosts 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, friends, family and volunteers will assemble to participate in Rochdale‘s first Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Jamaica, Queens.  The event kicks off in front of the neighborhood’s Community Center at 169-65 137th Avenue. Banners, … Continue reading

Rochdale’s own Dalilah Muhammad competes in Olympic games in Rio

Dalilah Muhammad is literally hurdling her way to track and field stardom with every running competition she performs.  At the age of seven she began participating in the NOVAS Track Club at Rochdale Village where she showed great promise. By 2007, … Continue reading

Deserving Queens NY teens to receive free prom dresses at Rochdale Village

Rochdale’s Youth Planning Committee recently teamed up with Operation Prom, a non-profit organization, to conduct the first ever Prom Dress Giveaway at the complex. Continue reading

Bill de Blasio stumps at Rochdale Village before election

Only hours ago, mayoral hopeful, Bill de Blasio visited none other than Rochdale Village in Jamaica Queens to stump before New York’s general election. An impromptu rally was coordinated in Circle 5 on the complex grounds.  A media frenzy ensued … Continue reading

Rochdale Village Turns 50: 1963 in the Year of Audacity

The year 1963 could easily have been coined the year of audacity in many respects. Consider how the March on Washington focused the world’s attention on the inequalities of American life in August 28, 1963. Then consider how shortly thereafter, … Continue reading

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 at 50: a legacy of communication

From the very beginning, Rochdale Village pioneers espoused the importance of maintaining transparency and keeping the lines of communication open. Even before the original cooperators took possession of their new digs, a newsletter had been created and circulated to bring … 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