Residents’ Information

GWB delays Thanks to a vehicle collision, you can expect extensive southbound traffic delays on the Cross Bronx Expressway at the George Washington Bridge. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. It should be cleared well before the morning rush. —1:22 a.m., November 13

 

Census responses When the 2020 comes around, we have a high standard to reach. Back in 2010, no neighborhood in all of Manhattan had a higher response rate than ours. Fort George and Hudson Heights (one tract in the census) had 78.5 percent of residents “self-reporting.” far higher than the city average ot 61.9 percent. —2:35 p.m., November 10

 

Weekend picks Pick up some baclava at St. Spyridon’s Greek Festival, which opens today in Fort George. Ride a dirt bike course tomorrow in Lower WaHi. Take a hike in Inwood Hill Park or Highbridge Park on Sunday. —9:41 a.m., November 8

 

 

Application Forms

Download the forms you need, posted here as pdf files. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please call our property manager, who can also send you any of these forms through the mail.

Automatic Payment
Never be late again with your maintenance fee. Sign up for automatic payment from your checking account. It’s ideal for travelers. There’s no cost, and with it you’ll never pay another late fee.
ACH Form Scan.PDF
PDF File [132.6 KB]
Bike Rack
Store your bicycle in the basement storage room. Please keep it locked to the rack. To get your rack, fill out this form. (It’s the same as the Storage Cage form, just check the Bike Rack box at the bottom.)
Pinehurst 447 Storage Lease.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.4 KB]
Decoration Agreement
If the improvement you’re planning is less extensive than a renovation but you’re still planning to use outside help to complete the job, you may be eligible to use the decoration agreement. It’s less extensive than the alteration agreement (below, under Renovations and Alterations). Before submitting a decoration agreement, please visit with the property manager.
Pinehurst 447 Decoration Agreement.pdf
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Renovations and Alterations
Renovations fall into this category. Use this form to submit with your plans. If you believe your work is not extensive, please contact the property manager to see if you qualify to work under a decoration agreement (see above). Mail the completed form to Hedda at Argo, 50 West 17 Street, NYC 10011-5702.
Pinehurst 447 Alteration Agreement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [19.6 KB]
Sale/Purchase of Apartment Shares
The purchaser should fill out this document to apply to transfer shares from the seller.
Pinehurst 10034_447_fwa purchase_applica[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [687.9 KB]
Storage Cage
If your apartment is too cluttered, store your overflowing belongings in a storage cage in the basement. To get your cage, fill out this document.
Pinehurst 447 Storage Lease.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.4 KB]
Sublet
If you plan to sublet your apartment, your proposed subtenant needs to complete this document.
Pinehurst 10034_447 fwa sublease_applica[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [647.2 KB]

     The documents you will need for some other puposes are available from different web sites. Here are the most popular:


Gym

     The gym is under renovation. We hope to have it ready for use in the spring.

 

Pets

      Have a new best friend? The building welcomes most pets but requires proof of their immunizations and, for dogs, a city license. The house rules outline a pet owner’s responsibilities (at Section 24). If your pet is a pup and you need a dog license, find out how to file the paperwork here. The form needs to be notarized.


 

Contacting Us

Have a question about the House Rules, or how to get a storage cage? Ask one of your directors. This year they are:

     Ted Kirschner—president

     Carlos Pareja—vice president

     Riva Hocherman—vice president

     Jessica Bendiner—secretary

     Hannes Bülow—treasurer

They will be happy to help you.

     While you’re thinking of the building, help us keep your contact information current so you will receive official mail from the corporation and Argo without delay. If you have children moving out or roommates moving in, please tell us. Your information will not appear on this web site. If you do not want it to appear on our internal contact sheet, simply say so.

    The secretary is responsible for keeping our records current, so when you have updates please keep us in the loop. Email using board@thepinehurst.org or one of these addresses:
    
447fwa@thepinehurst.org For general questions
    
bud@thepinehurst.org To reach Bud
    
secretary@thepinehurst.org Is where to send your updated contact details
    
web@thepinehurst.org Reaches the webmaster
     You can also call John at
Argo at (212) 896-8600 or, if you prefer paper, mail us at 447 Ft. Washington Avenue, No. 68, New York NY 10033.

 

 

General Data Protection Regulation Info

Visitors to this website from the European Union have the protection of GDPR 2016/679 which on May 26, 2016, went into effect.

     Data collected from on thepinehurst.org are stored on the servers of Ionos, the web hosting service used by 447 Ft. Washington Owners’ Corporation doing business as The Pinehurst. The Controller is the webmaster, who may be reached at web@thepinehurst.org, and the Controller’s Representative is the property manager, John Caceci, who may be reached at (212) 896-8600 or at Argo Real Estate, 50 W 17 St, New York NY 10011. The Data Protection Officer is president of the corporation, Ted Kirschner, who may be reached at 447fwa@thepinehurst.org.

     The data we collect are those submitted voluntarily by shareholders to promote notices of sale of their apartments. There is no requirement to submit any information at any time. We store personal data for the duration that an apartment is for sale; once it is sold we delete it within four weeks of being notified of the sale. If a shareholder revokes permission for us to store personal information we shall delete it within two weeks of the shareholder’s notification.

     We use Google Analytics to review users’ visits to our site. Information from Google is available to us only in the aggragate; we have no access to any information about any individual visitor.

     An individual subject to GDPR 2016/679 has the right to request from the Controller access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. Such an individual also has the right to make a complaint the supervising authority, which is The Board of Directors. It may be reached at secretary@thepinehurst.org or at 447 Fort Washington Ave, Apt 68, New York NY 10033.

 

 

Grilling in the Parks

Looking for a place to light up a grill? This map shows the safe spots in Fort Washington Park, Highbridge Park, and Inwood Hill Park.

     Grilling on the Pinehurst’s balconies and fire escapes is prohibited by law — not to mention common sense.

   

House Rules

Our building is a community, as well as our home. Residents share the responsibility to ensure a safe and pleasant quality of life at reasonable cost.  We count on each other to treat all areas of the building as our home, and to protect and respect the rights of all of the Residents to a safe and comfortable home. A set of guidelines helps us achieve these goals.

House Rules
The House Rules are available here. Return the cover sheet to Argo.
Please keep yourself familiar with the information in this document, which is part of your Proprietary Lease. The House Rules will be updated to include the Smoking Policy, which goes into effect on August 28. Until they are revised, shareholders who intend to sell or sublet must include the smoking policy in their sale or lease agreement. A copy of it is below, under “Smoking Policy.”
Pinehurst 447 House Rules with Acknowled[...]
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Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Severe Weather

Severe weather is an uncommon but dangerous phenomenon. In the summer and early fall, hurricanes may threaten the northeast. If a hurricane is threatening the city, keep on top of this evacuation map.
     The late spring and summer can produce tornadoes. Before you hear of a tornado watch (which means that weather conditions could produce a tornado) or a tornado warning (which means a funnel cloud has been spotted, though it may not have touched the ground yet), please
review these safety precautions for you and your family.
     In short, go to the lowest level of the building, stay away from windows and remain there until the all-clear sign has been given (by the
National Weather Service, typically), and have a first aid kit handy.

Laundry Room

Our laundry facilities are open to residents between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. You can refill your card in the laundry room.
     Hercules maintains the laundry machines, both the washers and dryers. With our dryers, to add five minutes you must do so when at least five minutes remain in the cycle. If there is less time, you will be given 30 minutes and charged for a full cycle.
     If a machine is malfunctioning, please call Hercules at (800) 526-5760 to inform them so they may repair it. Alternatively, you may send an
e-mail to service@hercnet.com, explaining the problem and asking for a refund if you lost money. Hercules will need to know:
    BUILDING NAME Pinehurst
    BUILDING ADDRESS 447 Fort Washington Avenue
    BUILDING LOCATION Manhattan
    LAUNDRY ROOM LOCATION Basement; super required for access
    MACHINE MALFUNCTIONING Take note of the number on the machine, and if you’re asking for a refund, include your apartment number

Manhattan Maintenance Fees

Our fourth look at maintenance fees across Manhattan neighborhoods is available on the On The Market page. The previous survey, the third, compares fees to those in 2006 and 2008. Want to compare? Download a copy of the 2012 report by clicking on the link below.

     If you’re specifically interested in Hudson Heights maintenance fees, we have that data too:

Maintenance fees in Hudson Heights, 2017
Manh Maint Hudson Heigts 2017.pdf
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Manhattan Maintenance Fees, 2012
manh.maint.2012.pdf
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Noise

Washington Heights is known for its noise. Luckily, Hudson Heights is a bit quieter. However, if you are bothered by loud music, a party, fireworks or other terrestrial sound, please call 311.
     Other noise comes from the skies. Aircraft fly over our neighborhood en route to LaGuardia Airport or on their way to points west.  

     Helicopters also fly nearby, and sometimes seems to hover. If these sounds are bothersome, please call the Economic Development Corporation at (212) 619-5000 with your concerns about helicopters, or for airplanes call (718) 533-5615 and press 3 for LaGuardia.

 

NYC Notify

The city has a way to keep you informed of emergency information as well as less-critical topics like parking changes. Sign up to receive notifications by e-mail, text, or phone messages. To stay informed, click here: https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/

Recycling

The Pinehurst is committed to recycling in accordance with New York City's goals. Most paper and plastic (but not all), glass and metal are recyclable in our bins in the garbage area.
     Compact fluorescent light bulbs require special recycling because their contents are hazardous. Also known as CFL’s, these bulbs are typically curly in shape. In our neighborhood the designated recycling spot is at the
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation offices at 76 Wadsworth Avenue (between 176th and 177th Streets). Open business hours.
     For more information on CFL recycling,
click here.
 

Smoke Detectors

As of April 1, 2019, when you replace your smoke detectors, you need to upgrade to a 10-year sealed model. A new state law says that all new or replacement smoke detectors must be powered by the long-lasting battery or be hardwired to your electrical system. If you want to sell your apartment, you will need to upgrade your smoke detectors before the sale goes through.

 

Smoking Policy

In August 2017 Mayor DeBlasio signed legislation that requires all NYC cooperatives and condominiums to adopt formal smoking policies. The Board will be amending the House Rules to include this policy and any shareholders intending to sell or lease their apartment must also include it in their sale or lease agreement.

Smoking Policy
447 smoking Policy_August2018.pdf
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STAR Property Tax Rebate

The STAR rebate grants co-op owners (whose apartments are their primary residences) the same school tax relief that owners of real estate have received for years. It is not given automatically—you  must apply for it—but if you applied in the past you do not need to do so again.
     The annual deadline is February 15, both for your first application and for renewals.
     Details on eligibility are here. The numbers you may need for The Pinehurst are:
     PROPERTY CODE RX7N991 
     LOT 87  
     BLOCK 2177

     BOROUGH 1

 

Subways and Transportation

A Train
   
Scheduled maintenance is posted
here by the MTA.

The Weekender

     Changes to subway service from Friday afternoon to Monday morning are posted here.


181 Street: Congested Corridors Project
     The city’s Department of Transportation has studied 181st Street to determine how to improve traffic flow of pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles.
Download the study here, and decide for yourself if the improvements work.

 

Announcement Archive

Election day The polls are open until 9 tonight. Pinehurst residents vote at Holyrood Church: out the front door, to the right, left at 179th. —7:32 a.m., November 5

 

Tiny tricksters It was another festive Halloween night, with pictures to prove it! Check the slide show on our About the Pinehurst page for more, and thanks for sharing them. —7:24 a.m., November 4

 

Daylight saving It’s sixty minutes earlier than it was twenty-four hours ago. You remembered to change your clocks, right? —8:37 a.m., November 3

 

“A” Train changes With track improvements getting made, Uptown trains will skip the WaHi stop 163rd Street between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. this weekend and next. What’s more, the entire line above 59th Street will close between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday nights through Friday mornings until November 22. Shuttle buses will be available. —9:49 a.m., November 2

 

Weekend picks If you can’t get enough of Halloween, drop by the Inwood jack o’ lantern festival this evening. Soccer fans will get a double-header tomorrow when both the women’s and men’s teams of Columbia and Yale meet in Inwood. Watch a special demonstration of medieval jewelry making in Fort Tryon Park on Sunday. —8:28 a.m., November 1

 

Affordable homes A report by Property Club puts a Lower WaHi street on its most-affordable list. Sales on 167th averaged $373,973, placing it eighth of all streets in the five boroughs, and third least expensive in Manhattan. That would be West 107th. The full report is here. —7:23 a.m., October 28

 

Weekend picks With Halloween just around the corner we’re getting ready for spooky festivities, such as the kids’ costume and crafts fair this afternoon in Sherman Creek Park. Tomorrow teens will squeal at the freaky haunted house in J. Hood Wright Park, where tamer activities await the younger set. And whether you have a pet or not the Howl-O-Ween Parade, right, in Fort Tryong Park on Sunday is a delight. —7:58 a.m., October 25

 

Soccer pitch There’s a new place for kids to practice a play soccer. It’s a new “mini” pitch for kids, and it’s just down the avenue in J. Hood Wright Park. The ribbon cutting is tomorrow afternoon. —10:08 a.m., October 20

 

GWB notice One of four westbound lane on the bridge’s upper level is closed until 2 this afternoon for construction And like last night, several lanes on the bridge will close starting at 10 tonight. Here’s the list:

• The lower-level eastbound side and the eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway

• One westbound upper-level lane and one westbound lower-level lane in the Trans-Manhattan Expressway; the start of the closing hinges on completion of the Yankees game.

• Three of four westbound lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side.

As they say, plan for extra travel time and consider alternative routes. —9:47 a.m., October 19

More closures The city pointed out this afternoon that “rolling closures” will affect the GWB starting at 5:15 tomorrow morning for the the Bike MS event. The closures may remain in effect until 7 on Sunday evening. —4:06 p.m., October 19

 

Weekend pics Hear Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 tonght in Fort George. Uptown museums offer special tours tomorrow for Open House New York. Classical music lovers can take in three concerts Sunday across Hudson Heights. —7:56 a.m., October 18

 

Isham bees Beware of bees in Isham Park, where people have reported stings lately. A honeybee setup is not to blame, but it may attract more aggressive yellowjackets. —7:47 a.m., October 15

 

On the market We’d be sad to see you go, but if you decide it’s time to move away let us help you get a good price for your Pinehurst home. One of the most popular pages on the website shows what’s On the Market. To get a link to your listing just fill out the form, which is at the bottom of the On the Market page. —12:24 p.m., October 14

 

Weekend picks Adults can get a free flu shot today in Hudson Heights. Kids will be trying on their costumes at Halloween-themed events in Fort Tryon Park on Saturday and in Roger Morris Park on Sunday. You can also hear fiction from the immigration front lines on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —7:39 a.m., October 11

 

Bus terminal woes Claiming up to a half-billion dollars in debt, the developer of the GWB Bus Terminal’s renovation filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. It’s not likely to have any impact on terminal operations. —7:41 a.m., October 10

 

A meaningful feast Wishing you the best on Yom Kippur. —7:16 a.m., October 8

 

Special screening The dance film High Strung opens Friday, but tonight in Lower WaHi you can get more than a sneak preview: the stars will dance live as part of the performance. —7:32 a.m., October 7

 

Weekend picks Take a stand for inclusion at a dance performance in Fort Tryon Park this evening. Kids can learn all about arachnids in Inwood on Saturday. Mark the High Holy Days at Sukkahwood in Inwood Hill Park, on Sunday. —7:53 a.m., October 4

 

Steam heat The weather’s turning cool and damp, and Bud’s turned on the radiator system. Keep in mind that the valve on each of your radiators must be turned all the way on or all the way off. Leaving the knob somewhere in the middle will rust your radiator (because the steam won’t  drain properly). Have questions? Ask Bud—9:37 a.m., October 3

 

River flyover Heads up: The city just shared the word that in as soon as an hour four Navy F-18 jets will fly over the Hudson, cruising below 2,000 feet. The flights could last until 1:15. —7:38 a.m., October 2

 

Restaurant scores A review of the grades the city gives to restaurants finds the 84.3 percent of eateries in Hudson Heights and Fort George received an A. Here’s a map showing A’s across the entire city. —7:19 a.m., September 30

 

Rosh Hashanah May this year be the brightest of them all. —11:14 a.m., September 29

 

Weekend picks There’s soccer action tonight Columbia hosts Georgetown in Inwood. Learn how medieval manuscripts came to be so beautifully decorated on Saturday in the Cloisters. A comic book—graphic novel—workshop takes place in Lower WaHi on Sunday, when there’s also something happening in Fort Tryon Park that involves knights. —7:52 a.m., September 27

 

Festival parking As you look for a spot to keep your car over the weekend, remember that for the Medieval Festival on Sunday there will be no parking on Cabrini Boulevard north of 190th Street from 12:01 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. And if you’re trying to get away, keep in mind that highway access will be limited during the event. —7:44 a.m., September 25

 

Smoke detectors When’s the last time you changed the battery in your smoke detector? Carbon monoxide detector? If you can’t remember, use the first day of autumn — today — to remind yourself. And as you check your safety devices, keep in mind that if you replace your smoke detector, you will need to upgrade to a 10-year sealed model. A new state law says that all new or replacement smoke detectors must be powered by the new battery or hardwired to the home. —8:37 a.m., September 23

 

Prehistoric rock You know the Brooklyn Bridge isn’t for sale, but could we interest you in an ice age boulder? For $2.9 million you can have one on Cooper Street. Well, half of one, anyway, but you can build on it. —12:38 p.m., September 22

 

Weekend picks Spend tonight camping in Manhattan’s only untouched forest. Enjoy a beer tasting to live music on Saturday at Manhattan’s only remaining farmhouse. Take your binoculars when you discover the best Uptown birding spots on Sunday. —8:11 a.m., September 20

 

Street renamed On Sunday, a stretch of 183rd in Fort George between St. Nicholas and Audubon Avenues was renamed for Rafael Estevez, the late construction work who helped found the Dominican Day Parade and the charity Corazones Unidos. —6:48 a.m., September 19

 

Neighborhood history Have you lived in WaHi for 30 years … or longer? A novelist who’s doing research on the neighborhood would love to get in touch with you. She is also interested in interviewing arts academics. If either of those describes you, send an email to linda.svendsen@ubc.ca. —7:12 a.m., September 17

 

Condo oversupply Want to feel good about buying into a co-op? About a quarter of condo apartments built since 2013 remain on the market, and the number of condos being offered for rent, once unheard-of, is more than 4,600. Condos in WaHi have about 37 percent vacancy, which is tiny compared to the Lower East Side: 68 percent vacant. Apartments in the Pinehurst, by contrast, rarely stay on the market for longer than several weeks.  —10:26 a.m., September 15

 

Weekend picks Columbia’s men’s soccer team hosts Army at its home opener tonight in Inwood. A kids’ pop-up play park, right, begins its temporary fun in Hudson Heights tomorrow. Get an indsider’s glimpse of the history of the Highlanders—the Yankees’ predecessors—on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —7:23 a.m., September 13

 

Marina restaurant The new outdoor eatery at the Dyckman Marina opened a couple of weeks ago. The Hudson replaces the restaurant that was closed after numerous complaints from neighbors. To keep the same problems from returning, Community Board 12 will hold a public meeting with the restaurant’s owners tonight at 7 in the I.S. 7 cafeteria in Inwood, on Academy Street near Broadway. —7:42 a.m., September 12

 

Uptown value Think apartment prices are high? A lot in Inwood at 400 West 219th Street is on the market for $22.5 million. If you’re interested you ought to be handy: it’s a fixer-upper. —10:47 a.m., September 8

 

Weekend picks Have fun storming the castle with an outdoor screening of The Princess Bride tonight in Fort Tryon Park. Learn to sail on Saturday at the Dyckman Marina. Kids can start a weekly course in developing their own non-fiction comic book on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —8:16 a.m., September 6

 

Arts grant If you’re a painter, consider this $7,000 opporunity. The Columbia Medical Center Nursery School and NoMAA  invite artists to propose covering 26 bollards (57”L x 30”H x 22”W) and the walkways at two entrances of Haven Plaza. One artist or team will be selected. Artwork must be completed by September 26, and Northern Manhattan artists strongly encouraged apply. —8:13 a.m., September 3

 

Two flyovers Don’t be alarmed by the low-flying jets zooming around this weekend. Starting tomorrow morning at 10 a gray with navy markings L39 Jet and a white with blue stripes Jet Provost will soar over the Hudson for a reconnaissance run in support of a photo mission at approximately 1,500 ft. The flights will end at about 6 on Sunday evening and at 3 on Monday afternoon. —1:44 p.m., August 31

 

Weekend picks Watch the dance moive Honey outdoors tonight in J. Hood Wright Park. Take your child to a parent-and-me yoga class Saturday morning in Fort Tryon Park. Enjoy some traditional Mexican music from the group Banda El Recodo & El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on Sunday night in Lower WaHi. —7:47 a.m., August 30

 

Arts grants UMEZ Arts Engagement, in the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, is offering up to $10,000 to support individual artists, artist collectives, and smaller arts organizations present their projects Uptown. As long as your budget is under $750,000, you’re eligible to apply for funding to help a project taking place next year. —8:04 a.m., August 29

 

Happy birthday It’s been another year for Lily, our most senior resident. If you see her today, share your wishes for another happy and healthy year.  —7:16 a.m., August 28

 

Heights henge Your final opportunity of the year to see the sun and shadows aligned with the street grid falls tomorrow in Hudson Heights. For the maximum effect, get out at dawn and dusk. —4:01 p.m., August 25

 

Weekend picks Take a blanket and enjoy The Greatest Showman under the stars tonight in Roger Morris Park. Kids can leaern to identify fish, right, from the Hudson in Fort Washington Park tomorrow. Be dazzled by Taikoza drums on Sunday in Inwood Hill Park. —7:18 a.m., August 23

 

Medieval volunteers Uptown’s biggest party is looking for volunteers to help make the day go right. The Medieval Festival, on Sunday, September 29, in Fort Tryon Park, seeks people to help set up tents, guide parking, assist with hay drop-off, staff the info booth, and assist in the costume tent. For more info, email mcollinswhidc@aol.com. —8:16 a.m., August 21

 

Inwood rezoning A lawyer for Uptown residents argued in court last week against a city to plan to rezone 59 blocks north of Dyckman Street, which would increase density and allow for greater residential and commercial development along 10th Avenue. The blocks west of 10th Avenue are being rezoned in an effort to preserve the neighborhood's current residential character by implementing R7A zoning—a mid-density rezoning that caps building heights. —4:31 p.m., August 18

 

Weekend picks Head to Muscota Marsh in the late afternoon to see a harbor seal from Mystic, Connecticut relax on the shore. Celebrate summer with Jazz at the Mansion on Saturday in Roger Morris Park. Tom Cruise stars in Edge of Tomorrow on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —7:27 a.m., August 16

 

Dominican center A new cultural hub is open Uptown. The Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation Community Space opened its doors Sunday in the GWB bus terminal as a space for educational programs and a meetings of local groups focused on the arts, culture and history of the Dominican Republic. —6:22 a.m., August 14

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447 Ft. Washington Ave, Apt. 68
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