205 West End a Cooperative residence since 1987


Built in 1961, 205 West End was part of a vast urban renewal program centered around the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The building sits at the northern edge of Lincoln Towers. While an independent Cooperative, 205 WEA residents retain access to and shared ownership of the beautiful gardens and playgrounds in the complex, the largest of which can be accessed directly from the building.

205 West End Owners Corporation, whose shares are 90% resident-owned, is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven shareholders and one sponsor representative.

Recent News

  • 2015 Maintenance Dear Fellow Shareholders: The Board, supported by its accountant and management staff, has recently completed its financial projections for year-end 2014 and has adopted an operating budget for 2015. We are pleased to report that 205 West End will finish this year with a small operating surplus.  Thanks to conservative financial management and diligence, we have completed another year in good shape. This year we conducted a major capital project, the replacement of the roof.  This work started in the summer and will be completed early next spring. Energy budgeting for 2015 was complicated because our cogeneration equipment, which produces electricity and steam and saves us over $100,000 annually in energy costs, broke down earlier this year.  After ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 2:14 PM by Marc Donner
  • Tobacco Smoke Over the last several years some complaints have come to building management about smoke from one apartment affecting the residents of a neighboring apartment. On occasion the Board has received petitions from shareholders asking that we consider submitting the question of making the building smoke free to a vote of the shareholders. At a recent meeting the Board decided to communicate on this topic to residents in order to make clear the policies and guidelines that the Board has set for building management. The Board prefers to have as few rules as possible that might infringe on a resident’s ability to enjoy his or her apartment.  We have applied this principle numerous times in the past and we find ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2014, 4:36 AM by Marc Donner
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