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

  • Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Recap Regular BusinessThe meeting followed its standard course, documented in the formal minutes of the corporation.We heard a report from the building’s accounting firm which noted that the Cooperative’s finances are sound.The President’s summary of the past year included a list of events and completed projects:Retirement of Resident Manager Martin Finneran and succession by new Resident Manager Jose Anderson,Cogeneration replacement complete and online,Roof replacement project final completion,Driveway resurfacing project completed,Balcony repair and code compliance work started,Gym renovation planned and poised for completion,LTCA has replaced the protective padding around the playground behind 205,We have concluded a new contract with the cleaners who operate in the 205 Lobby,We ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 6:14 AM by Marc Donner
  • The New Cogens - Backup Generation At Last History 205 West End started its first cogeneration project in 2003, prompted by a program from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) to encourage installation of such systems by underwriting part, about half, of the capital cost of installation. When it went live, several years later, our Cooperative was the first residential building in New York State with a cogeneration facility.  It was a cutting edge project that entailed a substantial effort to engineer for and properly manage heat, noise, and maintenance. The system proved successful, providing a substantial portion of the electricity we consumed, all of the hot water, and a large amount of the steam used to heat the building in the cold part of ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 6:43 PM by Marc Donner
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