Rochdale Village Urban Garden

  Harvest time is in full-effect at the Rochdale Village Urban Garden in Jamaica Queens New York. Representatives for the garden manned a booth at the cooperative’s recent Fall Festival and what a bounty they displayed.  This season, farmers of … Continue reading

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

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

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: 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 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