205 West End is located at the southwest corner of West End Avenue and 70th Street. It is within a few blocks of various bus and subway lines, as well as Riverside and Central parks. The building is also a half block from PS199, one of the best elementary schools in the city. 205 West End has a 24-hour doorman, managing agent staff on site, a gym, and a garage underneath the building, among other features.

Built in 1961, 205 West End was part of a vast urban renewal project centered around the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It is one of eight buildings that make up Lincoln Towers. While 205 West End residents are part of an independent cooperative, they have access to the large and beautiful gardens and playgrounds surrounding the Lincoln Towers buildings.  The rear of 205 opens up directly onto the largest of those parks.