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

  • 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
  • Shareholder Information Meeting Recap The Board and Management conducted a shareholder information meeting on January 28th.  Here is a brief summary of some of the topics covered, whether as part of the board’s presentation or in response to questions by attendees.  Present were board members Rob Stein, Larry Chaifetz, Jeffrey Allister, and Marc Donner as well as Management Executive Mark Weil and incoming Resident Manager Jose Anderson. We introduced Jose Anderson who has since joined the staff, succeeding Marty Finneran as Resident Manager.  Jose spoke, acknowledging the warm welcome he had received from the attendees and touching briefly on highlights of his career to date. Treasurer Rob Stein and assistant Treasurer Jeffrey Allister talked briefly about the constraints on the Cooperative’s budget ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 4:47 AM by Marc Donner
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