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 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

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: 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

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