Parade for Olympian Dalilah Muhammad kicks off series of week long festivities

The last post from the Rochdale Village Bulletin favored Ms. Dalilah Muhammad to win big at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and so she did.  Not only did Ms. Muhammad effortlessly win gold in the 400-m hurdles on … 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