New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine Insider Guide



Queen's Co-op's Storage Units Are a Touch of Bargold

Written by Tom Soter on December 16, 2015


When Lisa Stark first heard about the idea, she became very excited. A contractor was promising to come into her property, paint the basement rooms, add new light fixtures, and then build enclosed, corrugated-steel, custom-designed storage units - all for free. It was no joke, either. Bargold, the firm making the offer, can afford giving all that away because it makes its money in the back end. The company rents the storage units directly to the residents, paying the property 25 percent of the gross receipts.
"I thought it was a fantastic idea," says Stark, president of the 5,860-unit Rochdale Village, a Queens cooperative. "It was definitely something that was wanted. There was a great outpouring of people who wanted to sign up for it."

Ask the Experts

learn more

Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

Source Guide

see the guide

Looking for a vendor?