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 gathers to watch Olympic contender Dalilah Muhammad

Rochdale Village residents are gathering together for a three-day viewing party in support of their community’s Olympic contender, Dalilah Muhammad.  Dalilah is running 400m hurdles on behalf of Team USA in the track and field category.  The viewing parties will span three days based upon  Ms. … 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

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

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: 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

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

Rochdale Village: The Timeline (1970’s and 1980’s)

The next segment of the Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary timeline examines some of the events that occurred at that time and have continued to shape the cooperative’s reality to this day.  Mind you, the seventies was a decade that was frequently … Continue reading