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

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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: 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