Rochdale Village Turns 50: Finally!

My how time flies! After a much heralded countdown, numerous special events, blog posts, facebooking and a black tie gala to beat the band, Rochdale Village has finally turned 50. The date is connected with when the “first-move-in’s” took possession … Continue reading

What it means to be a “Pioneer” at Rochdale Village

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration events at Rochdale Village, a “pre-gala” recognition ceremony was held on behalf of the “Pioneers” of the community. Pioneers are considered to be those residents that moved into the cooperative anywhere between December … 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

Six Degrees of Rochdale Village

What are the “Six degrees of Rochdale Village” you ask?  Well, according to the theory of the six degrees of separation, anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances … Continue reading

RV’s 50th Anniversary Symposium: Thanks for the Memories

The following photo recap of the 50th Anniversary Symposium of Rochdale Village is presented for your viewing pleasure. This blogpost features a presentation that is totally interactive thanks to Smilebox.com so feel free to click on each of the images … 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

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

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