Residents’ Information

Weekend picks Medical students put on Spring Awakening in Lower WaHi tonight. A chamber music concert, right, in Hudson Heights tomorrow highlights woodwinds. Take part in an interfaith Thanksgiving service on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —7:29 a.m., November 16

 

GWB delay After an accident this afternoon, Manhattan-bound lanes are backed up extensively. Take an alternative route home today. —4:05 p.m., November 15

 

Wintry mix Tomorrow looks like it will be a mess. You’ve coped with sleet and slush before, but since it’s the first wet weather of the (not quite) winter, be sure to watch your step when you come home and walk across our tile floors. —8:50 p.m., November 14

 

Subway elevators The MTA will keep elevator operators in our “deep-core” stations on 181st Street. —7:58 a.m., November 13

 

Veteran’s Day One hundred years ago this morning the Great War came to its end. There are many ways to mark the centennery, such as pausing at the World War I Memorial of Washington Heights in Inwood in Mitchel Square in Lower WaHi. —8:20 a.m., November 11

 

 

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
Adobe Acrobat document [223.3 KB]
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.


 

Getting in Touch

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.

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[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [605.9 KB]

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.
 

Smoking Policy

In August of 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
Adobe Acrobat document [180.7 KB]

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

Weekend picks The Greek Festival — of food and music — starts today in Fort George. Learn about narwhals and their mythical cousins, unicorns on Saturday in Fort Tryon Park. A relationship seminar will reveal its secrets on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —6:54 a.m., November 9

 

Election day Get out and vote! Pinehurst residents cast their ballots at Holyrood Church, on Fort Washington at 179th. Polls are open tonight until 9. —7:42 a.m., November 6

 

New batteries You set your clocks back, right? Good. Can you remember the last time you changed the battery in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector? Then take a little time now and put some new ones in. Bud will be glad to help. —3:40 p.m., November 4

 

Weekend picks A children’s performance of Our Town has performances this weekend starting tonight in Inwood. A play featuring found objects has a show in Sherman Creek tomorrow. On Sunday you can watch a re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Washington in Fort Tryon Park, just off Margaret Corbin Circle, right. —7:23 a.m., November 2

 

Hudson flyovers Around 11 this morning four  Navy F/A 18 fighter jets will fly north over the Hudson River to the Tappan Zee Bridge at approximately 2,500 to 3,000 feet. Then, around noon, three more F/A 18s will fly over the Hudson to the Tappan Zee Bridge, then reverse course and travel south back toward the Verrazano Bridge. —6:49 a.m., October 30

 

Haunted heights When you live in a neighborhood as old our ours, you’re going to hear some spooky stories. Here’s a collection of a few from Audubon Park to Inwood, right. —4:54 p.m., October 28

 

Weekend picks Watch a play that uses repurposed materials today in Lower WaHi. Let your child be fascinated by arachnids and arthropods in Inwood, right, on Saturday. Explore Islam in Lower WaHi on Sunday. —7:37 a.m., October 26

 

Voter’s guide The midterm elections in two weeks have become the most closely watched political moment in years. If you haven’t figured out which candidate in each local race aligns with your point of view, visit this election guide from WNYC-FM and Gothamist. —9:34 a.m., October 24

 

GWB traffic Among the bridge and street closures tomorrow will be the GWB, starting at 5:15 a.m. It’s forBike MS: New York City 2018, a race that starts and finishes at Piers 92/94. Rolling closures will affect the West Side Highway and GWB throughout Sunday until 7 p.m.  —4:06 p.m., October 20

 

Weekend picks The Columbia field hockey team hosts Dartmouth today in Inwood. Get a sneak peak of the renovations to the Hispanic Society Museum tomorrow on Audubon Terrace. Take a hike through Inwood’s foliage on Sunday. —7:09 a.m., October 19

 

Parkway delay After a collision, you can expect extensive traffic delays in both directions on the Henry Hudson Parkway at 125th Street. Take an alternate route and allow for additional travel time. —9:21 a.m., October 18

 

Window a/c You no longer need a licensed professional to remove your window unit. But to make sure it’s done safely — so it won’t fall from your window — by following these guidelines. Want help? Two professionals are listed at the bottom of the About The Pinehurst page. —5:23 p.m., October 14

 

Weekend picks Pre-schoolers get their own story time in Fort George this morning. Kids can paint their own pumpkins tomorrow in Lower WaHi. Explore Uptown’s geology on Sunday in Inwood Hill Park. —6:08 a.m., October 12

 

GWB delay After a motor vehicle collision, expect extensive traffic delays on the New Jersey-bound upper level of the George Washington Bridge. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —12:53 p.m., October 10

 

Chapel drone To investigate the condition of its twelfth-century Fuentidueña Chapel, the Cloister hired to team that strapped a Hasselblad to a drone, right, for the reconnaisance. Read the article here. —7:41 a.m., October 8

 

Weekend picks Columbia hosts Princeton tonight in field hockey in Inwood. Take binoculars on a nature hike, right, with the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park tomorrow mornig. Chilean balladeer Miriam Hernández performs Sunday night in Lower WaHi. —6:10 a.m., October 5

 

On the market We’ll 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, so if you’d like to get more clicks on your listing let us post a link along with a short description. Just fill out the form, which is at the bottom of the On the Market page. —12:04 p.m., September 30

 

Sunday visitors Expect tens of thousands of revelers to make the trip to Fort Tryon Park tomorrow for the Medieval Festival. Traffic on Fort Washington will be thick, and parking even tighter than usual. The subway will probably run like rush hour all afternoon, too, so if you’re planning a trip out of the neighborhood plan for extra time. —9:22 a.m., September 29

 

Weekend picks Two undefeated college football teams meet tonight to see who goes 3–0 in Inwood. Climb to the top of the Little Red Lighthouse tomorrow in Fort Washington Park. Mark the end of the High Holy Days in Lower WaHi on Sunday. —6:48 a.m., September 28

 

“A” Train resumption The A and C Trains are back in operation in both directions, but you can expect residual delays. —10:35 p.m., Sepember 26

“A” Train suspension After a person struck by a train at 175th Street, service on the A Train is suspended between 168th and 207th Streets in both directions. Find an alternate route. For updates, visit www.mta.info.—8:52 p.m., September 26

 

Museum drive The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is participating in a chance to receive a grant of $150,000 and needs your help. The funds to to a musume that garners enough votes. Here’s how to help: go to voteyourmainstreet.org/new-york-city and cast your vote by October 24. If you really like the museum, you can vote every day! —6:49 a.m., September 26

 

Window a/c You no longer need a licensed professional to remove your window unit. But to make sure it’s done safely — so it won’t fall from your window — by following these guidelines. Want help? Two professionals are listed at the bottom of the About The Pinehurst page. —4:42 p.m., September 23

 

Weekend picks An exhibition of lithographs and relief sculptures, based on found items in Upper Manhattan, opens tonight in Roger Morris Park. The Danza Highbridge Festival is one of the few times you can shake a leg in a dry swimming pool on Saturday. Mark the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the “White Album” with a screening of A Hard Day’s Night on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —6:41 a.m., September 21

 

GWB delay After a collision this morning, you should expect extensive traffic delays on the Manhattan-bound lower level of the bridge in Manhattan. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —7:38 a.m., September 20

 

Smoke detectors Summer is about to arrive at its end, and with the start of autumn comes a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector. Need help? Ask Bud. —11:16 a.m., September 16

 

Weekend picks Seniors gather for a Rosh Hashanah luncheon today in Fort George. Take part in a Hispnaic festival on Jumel Terrace on Saturday. Enjoy dance at a celebration of movement on Sunday at Muscota Marsh. —8:05 a.m., September 14

 

River flyover Seven U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets will conduct a flyover from Stewart Field south over the Hudson River to Liberty Island in Manhattan on Friday morning between 10:45 and 11:15. Wear earplugs. —8:20 p.m., September 13

 

Election day Happy Thursday. Get out and vote! Did we mention it’s Thursday? With Rosh Hoshana and the 9/11 anniversary, election day was moved to today. Pinehurst residents vote at Holyrood Church, on 179th and Fort Washington Avenue. Polls are open until 9 tonight. —7:23 a.m., September 13

 

Software hitch Owing to a bug in the software behind the website, the photos at the top of the events pages for WaHi and for kids can’t be updated. The events on both pages, however, reflect activities this week. —4:43 p.m., September 9

 

Weekend picks It’s open mic night in Lower WaHi for artists and performers. Watch a bout of pugilism, nineteenth--century style, at right, in Roger Morris Park on Saturday. And your last chance this summer to take a plunge in city pools is on Sunday. —7:20 a.m., September 7

 

“A” Train resumption Following a suspension in service in both directions below Columbus Circle, the A Train is running again though there may be delays. —5:23 a.m., September 5

 

Heat advisory Let’s hope this is the last blast of summer. Today and tomorrow will be hot, so the city is opening its cooling centers for those who need to place to escape the heat. Consider asking an elderly neighbor if you run an errand. —12:11 p.m., September 3

 

Labor Day We hope you enjoy your holiday. Bud has the day off too, so if you see some litter around the building please pick it up and pitch in. —11:09 a.m., September 2

 

Weekend picks College athletics return to competition today when Columbia’s field hockey team hosts Quinnipiac in Inwood. A performance of Indian dance tomorrow, right,  feature an authentic meal in Lower WaHi. And Sunday will be your last chance this year to paddle on the Hudson for free. —6:57 a.m., August 31

 

Smoking policy Our new policy on somking in the building goes into effect today. Please review the document, which is posted below under “Smoking Policy.” —7:21 a.m., August 28

 

Traffic delay After a collision, there are  extensive delays in both directions on the Henry Hudson Parkway at 135th Street. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —6:57 a.m., August 28

 

Heat advisory Summer doesn’t want to end. Tomorrow and Wednesday will be hot, so the city is opening its cooling centers for those who need to place to escape the heat. Consider asking an elderly neighbor if you run an errand. —7:09 a.m., August 27

 

Dance news Hudson Heights' modern dance troupe, the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, received a very positive notice in the press. Click here to download the issue; the article is on page 9. —5:29 p.m., August 26

 

Weekend picks Take your binoculars for bird-watching during a tour of the gardens of Roger Morris Park on Saturday. Get out on the Hudson on Sunday in a kayak or a sailboat, right. —7:51 a.m., August 24

 

Drying out Yesterday’s rains cancelled several outdoor activities, but today looks more promising. The jazz concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion plans to run today. —7:51 a.m., August 19

Update: The concert is cancelled today, too. —12:15 p.m., August 19

 

Weekend picks Raise a glass or several at a beer tasting tonight in Inwood. Learn the story of the time when Inwood was ruled by mastodons, right, on Saturday. The Stan Michels jazz celebration concludes on Sunday in Fort Tryon Park. —6:48 a.m., August 17

 

Sales listings Did you know that a page on our website lists apartments for sale in the Pinehurst? It’s one of the most-visited pages on the entire site, demonstrating the interest in buyers to live here. So while we would hate to see you go, when you decide that it’s time to find a new home submit your sales listing tous so we can share it. —6:07 a.m., August 13

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