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

  • Martin Finneran Retiring; Shareholder Information Meeting Martin Finneran RetiringMartin (Marty) Finneran, the Resident Manager of 205 West End Avenue for the last 50 years, told the board several months ago that he planned to retire from his position in the first quarter of 2016. Marty and the Board hoped that he would attend the holiday party, but he was indisposed at the time of the event and was not able to attend. This is an epochal event for the building and its residents, few if any of whom can remember any other Resident Manager.  [And, no, Marty did not build Lincoln Towers himself!] As soon as Marty informed us of his plans to retire, the Board engaged in an extensive search for a successor. As ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 3:33 PM by Marc Donner
  • 2016 Maintenance Letter [A paper copy of this letter will be distributed to shareholders in the immediate future.]Dear Fellow Shareholders:The Board, supported by its accountant and management staff, has recently completed its financial projections for year-end 2015 and has adopted an operating budget for 2016.We are pleased to report that 205 West End will finish this year with a small deficit.  Thanks to conservative financial management and diligence, we have completed another year in good shape.Energy budgeting for 2016 was complicated because our old cogeneration facility was out of service this year and the new one, which will enter service early in 2016, will have different operating parameters.  We have estimated that the new cogeneration plant will save ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2015, 4:29 PM by Marc Donner
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