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Old 11-23-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Hello Everyone! I've done some searching through the forum and have found different responses about Co-Op City and Rochdale Village. I know that both of these Mitchell Lamas aren't great by far however these are my two options for right now.

How do the two compare with violence? If it were you, where would you choose to live and why? Are there any other coops that are in the similar price range (between 10-20k down with maint. fees under 900/month) that would be a better bet?

*Sidenote* I'm a 24 yr old female, I work in Queens, own a car, and make approx 51k a year.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Hello Everyone! I've done some searching through the forum and have found different responses about Co-Op City and Rochdale Village. I know that both of these Mitchell Lamas aren't great by far however these are my two options for right now.

How do the two compare with violence? If it were you, where would you choose to live and why? Are there any other coops that are in the similar price range (between 10-20k down with maint. fees under 900/month) that would be a better bet?

*Sidenote* I'm a 24 yr old female, I work in Queens, own a car, and make approx 51k a year.
what makes you say they're not great?

i would say that rochdale village is a little better in terms of crime. since you work in queens rochdale would be the better choice. i have friends in both co-op city and rochdale and there are very few visual differences in my opinion of how the complexes are maintained.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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what makes you say they're not great?

i would say that rochdale village is a little better in terms of crime. since you work in queens rochdale would be the better choice. i have friends in both co-op city and rochdale and there are very few visual differences in my opinion of how the complexes are maintained.
Not great meaning they are nothing like these multi-million dollar co-ops where I'd love to live! Dreams being put aside, I do feel like they are both good places to start for hard working people.

I'm mostly concerned about safety and parking.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Default Rochdale Village

Safety: Rochdale isn't too great (namely in the Summer), I've seen some wild things. Rochdale has security and its right next door to the 113th precinct (which has the worst response times in Queens). I just checked some crime website and Rochdale & Co-Op City are virtually the same, they both rank "Poor" but I can honestly say stuff mostly happens when its warm outside.

Parking: Rochdale has a ton of parking lots but they charge you every month.

Personally I'm not a fan of Rochdale but If you do choose it I'd pick circle/section 4, in my experience its than the other 4 circles/sections, its also the closest to the Long Island Railroad station it also offers more parking. I don't know too much about Co-Op City to make an honest judgement.

It depends on where you're working in Queens, its possible that Co-Op City may be closer to your job than Rochdale (but I think there's tolls on the bridges).

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Old 11-24-2009, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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It depends on where you're working in Queens, its possible that Co-Op City may be closer to your job than Rochdale (but I think there's tolls on the bridges).
Correct although the toll ($5 each way) is considerable as is the traffic on the bridge.

But of the two, I think Co-Op City is a lot cleaner and safer, and in recent years is even improving in those aspects. My mother-in-law taught 2nd grade in Co-Op City from it's beginnings until 1996 and never felt unsafe in say a "south Bronx" sense there (even that area's improving somewhat too now!)
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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I had two coworkers who lived in Rochdale apts and loved it.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I had two coworkers who lived in Rochdale apts and loved it.
They probably lived in circle/section 4 (buildings 13, 14, 15, & 16), lol they don't have to see junkies on a daily basis.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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They probably lived in circle/section 4 (buildings 13, 14, 15, & 16), lol they don't have to see junkies on a daily basis.
Maybe, they described it as clean and pretty quiet.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Being a native Bronxite now living in Queens (about 1 mi from Rochdale actually) of course I wanna say Co-op City lol. Seriously I go there all the time and I never felt like it was a bad area...I mean they even have their own police dept. (Co-op PD) -- well sort of. Shopping wise...Rochdale Mall ain't got nothing on Bay Plaza but Rochdale does have their own train station (Locust Manor). However in all honesty since you work in Queens I would say go with Rochdale unless you got the dough to fork over $11 in tolls everyday and dealing with I-95 traffic.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Co-op City isn't bad. Of course improvements can always be made. I take the express bus to work. It is a larger complex and there is a private security force that works well with the NYPD. For a complex so large there really arent too many problems but if you spot one call security ASAp and they will be there very quickly! The waiting list for a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment is about 2 to 3 years OUCH lol That said, there are a lot of new tenants coming in which is great. I have noticed a lot more young professionals on the express bus (some look like medical students). The apartments are large and if you have any problems they have an office for just about any issue. Things have started to improve in some ways. If you are a student or a working person who comes and goes it would be perfect. I unfortunately do not know anyting about Rochdale, sorry.
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