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

  • Electricity Metering During The Emergency As some of you may recall, when Lincoln Towers was built in 1961 there was a combination of low electricity costs and an oversupply of rental apartments.  As a result, the owner decided not to charge for electricty.On conversion in 1986 the new Cooperatives continued this policy.One consequence of this practice was widespread waste of electricity within the complex.SubmeteringIn 2003 this Cooperative, 205 West End, voted overwhelmingly to install electricity meters in the spaces originally constructed for them and start billing shareholders for their actual usage along with the monthly maintenance.  One of the consequences of making consumption visible was a dramatic drop in usage. After submetering went into effect in 2003 electricity usage in the ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2020, 6:58 AM by Marc Donner
  • Social Distancing The Board and Management of the Cooperative have agreed on a set of recommendations for residents and guidelines for staff to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during this emergency.Front DeskPlease stay six feet from the front desk staff at all times.  This means that a number of customary front desk services will be suspended for the foreseeable future:●      Helping residents and visitors into and out of taxis●      Only using the electric lobby doors●      Helping with packages and luggageIn addition, the front desk will no longer stock dog treats and staff will be asked not to welcome residents and their pets behind the desk.We will be marking the floor at the sides of the front ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2020, 6:13 AM by Marc Donner
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