Residents’ Information

Weekend picks A reading program for the younger set includes art activities this afternoon in Inwood. Want some fresh veggies to grill this weekend? Visit the farmers’ market in Inwood on Saturday. On Sunday you can get off the island and on the water in a kayak, right, in Inwood. —6:24 a.m., May 25

 

Grilling spots Memorial Day is just a week away, so if you’re looking to get out and grill, this list shows you where to find the barbecue spots in the parks. —6:46 a.m., May 21

 

 

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]
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.
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.
Pinehurst 447 House Rules with Acknowled[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [605.9 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

     Mindy Fox—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 premises is prohibited by law — not to mention common sense.

   

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 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. Download a copy of the report by clicking on the link below.

Manhattan Maintenance Fees, 2012
manh.maint.2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [212.7 KB]

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.
 

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 You have plenty of music to choose from this weekend, beginning with a cello concert tonight in Hudson Heights. Once you’ve finished toasting the royal nuptials with a Pimm’s Cup on Saturday — those are the happy grandparents at left in the photo at right, when Their Highnesses visited Jumel Terrace in 1976 — you will have three performances to choose from across Upper Manhattan. Your daughter, however, may be more interested in making a sheet-mteal tiara. Change the pace on Sunday with a literary reading in Hudson Heights. —5:22 p.m., May 18

 

Shareholders’ meeting The board invites all shareholders to the co-op’s annual meeting on Monday night, June 4, at 7 in the lobby. If you can’t make it — even if you think you probably can but aren’t a hundred percent sure — please fill out a proxy! —1:03 p.m., May 16

 

Steam heat Spring is getting warmer, so you may be tempted to adjust the valve on your radiators. Resist! Keep the valve all the way open — or all the way closed. If it’s anywhere in between, you’re going to end up with water pooling in your radiator, cauging it to rust. And leak. That’s a mess — and an expense — you do not want! —7:17 a.m., May 14

 

Weekend picks If you couldn’t make it to the Costume Gala, you can see the exhibit of clothes influenced by Catholicism during its opening weekend in Fort Tryon Park. The adventurous will defend Marble Hill from a Bronx invasion on Saturday. Celebrate mother’s day with a performance by Ballet Hispaníco in Lower WaHi. —7:44 a.m., May 11

 

Silver alert An alert has been issued for Gloria Williams, an 81-year-old black female from the area of Amsterdam Avenue and West 158th. She has dementia and diabetes, and may be in need of medical attention. Williams stands 5'7", weighs 135 lbs., and has brown eyes. She was last seen at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Lower WaHi wearing a black coat, black capris, stocking cap, and carrying a grey pocketbook. If you see her, please call 9-1-1. —4:26 p.m., May 6

 

Weekend picks Enjoy a one-man performance of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao tonight in Lower WaHi. Kids can meet regional wildlife on Saturday in Highbridge Park. Take in the artistry of the Cornerstone Chorale, right, in Hudson Heights on Sunday. —7:03 a.m., May 4

 

Board seats Would you like to serve the co-op by sitting on its board of directors? Ask any current director for details, and let John know that you would like your name on the ballot. —7:29 a.m., April 30

 

Road closure The Harlem River Drive between Dyckman and 168th Streets will be closed until about 7 on Sunday morning. —11:14 p.m., April 28

 

Weekend picks A documentary about the war in Syria will be screened tonight in Lower WaHi. Celebrate John James Audubon’s birthday tomorrow in Audubon Park. Enjoy a high-energy classical quartet’s concert on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —7:27 a.m., April 27

 

Heights views This slide show offers scenes from all over Hudson Heights. —2:49 p.m., April 22

 

Weekend picks How long have you lived Uptown? Even if you don’t remember the days of trolleys in Inwood, SUNY graduate students are looking for your stories tomorrow in Lower WaHi. Celebrate Earth Day in Inwood Hill Park on Sunday with all sorts of activities. —7:35 a.m., April 20

 

Heights henge When you wake up tomorrow, with drier weather, look along the cross streets at dawn and dusk. It’s one of two days a year when the sun aligns with the numbered streets in Hudson Heights. —8:38 p.m., April 17

 

Car-free street The city is going pedestrian-friendly again through a day without cars—but only in two places, Times Square and Fort George. To see what it’s like, stroll over to St. Nicholas Avenue on Saturday, between 181st and 190th Streets. —2:37 p.m., April 15

 

Weekend picks Junot Díaz reads from his new children’s book tonight in Lower WaHi. An immersive production of Hedda Gabler takes place in an Inwood farmhouse on Saturday. Step into a performance of dances from around the world on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —7:29 a.m., April 13

 

GWB delay Due to an overturned vehicle, expect extensive traffic delays near the bridge in both directions. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —6:44 p.m., April 12

 

Board seats Are you interested in helping your neighbors by sitting on the board? Elections are coming in a couple of months. Ask a current board member to find out more. —12:07 p.m., April 8

 

GWB backup Due to a motor vehicle collision, expect extensive traffic delays on the New York-bound GWB. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.—2:46 p.m., April 6

 

Weekend picks It’s your last weekend to see the exhibit of  new works at the American Academy of Arts & Letters on Audubon Terrace. Take your kids to watch the regional robotics competition on Saturday in Lower WaHi. Find all about the Billings Mansion on Sunday in Fort Tryon Park — and be sure to ask about the dragon that used live there. —7:35 a.m., April 6

 

Heads up Don’t get too worried, but we’re in the crash zone for the Chinese space station. —7:07 p.m., April 1

 

Weekend picks Take in the work of some of America’s most creative artists on Audubon Terrace this afternoon. Mark Passiontide when a string quartet and poet perform Saturday in Fort Tryon Park. Take a hike on Sunday in Inwood. —7:37 a.m., March 30

 

Hidden gem That’s what The Times’ real estate section called Hudson Heights today. Did you miss it? Here’s the article with a nice slide show. —9:32 p.m., March 28

 

Silver alert Help neighbors find Meng-Sic Leon, a 90-year-old Asian male from Park Terrace East and 215th in Inwood. He is 5'0" tall, 100 lbs., and was last seen on Saturday morning wearing glasses, a blue coat, white polo, dark blue jeans, a blue baseball hat, and blue sneakers. A photo is at  https://bit.ly/2IX8bbU. If you see him please call 9-1-1. —6:23 a.m., March 27

 

“A” Train With the construction updates going on, uptown A Trains stop at 181st this weekend. If you’re headling to one of the parks, you can take a shuttle bus at 181st. —11:15 a.m., March 24

 

Weekend picks Put on your soft-soled shoes for a neighborhood dance tonight in Lower WaHi. The boys of summer return — along with the girls — as collegiate baseball — and softball — opens for the season in Inwood on Saturday. Take in the German classic film Metropolis on the big screen on Sunday in Lower WaHi. —7:46 a.m., March 23

 

Manhattan maintenance Our survey of maintenance fees across Manhattan neighborhoods is done and available at our On The Market page. The report, conducted throughout 2017, compares neighborhoods from Wall Street to Indian Hill Road. —1:19 p.m., March 21

 

Vernal equinox Can you remember the last time you changed the batteries in your smoke detector? What about the carbon monoxide detector? The first day of spring is Tuesday, which is as good a time as any to pop in new batteries. Need help? Ask Bud. —12:19 p.m., March 18

 

Weekend picks The Inwood Film Festival opens tonight. The Urban Park Rangers host a family astronomy watch party Saturday night in Inwood Hill Park. Join literary discussion group in Hudson Heights on Sunday. —8:10 a.m., March 16

 

Manhattan maintenance Our survey of maintenance fees in the most popular Manhattan neighborhoods is overdue, and it’s almost done. The report, conducted throughout 2017, compares neighborhoods from Wall Street to Indian Hill Road. Watch for it here next week. Want to be the first to find out when the survey is available? Send an email to web@thepinehurst.org. —9:29 p.m., March 14

 

Daylight saving Did you remember set your clocks ahead? —8:18 p.m., March 10

 

Weekend picks The WaHi Jazz Festival opens tonight in Hudson Heights. Learn how to start a fire from scratch in Inwood Hill Park on Saturday. Enjoy a concert featuring two brothers performing the best of brass on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —7:38 a.m., March 9

 

Simulated explosion A media production with a “simulated apartment explosion” is scheduled to take place tomorrow night between 7 and 10 on South Pinehurst Avenue and West 177th Street in Lower WaHi. The NYPD and FDNY will be on site. —8:53 p.m., March 8

 

Another storm We could get up to a foot of snow starting late this afternoon, and since it feels like more of the same that’s a good reason to consider checking on your neighbors who can’t get out so easily to see if they need any food, medicine, or other supplies. —7:16 a.m., March 6

 

FWA closure With the storm’s passing, it’s time to prepare for the Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks road race tomorrow morning. Fort Washington Avenue will be blocked off for the runners as early as 7 and until at least 10, so if you want to drive across the street Sunday move your car today. —7:25 a.m., March 2

 

Weekend picks Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny performs tonight in Lower WaHi, where tomorrow you can take part in launching a book on mental health stigma written by a WaHi psychology professor. On Sunday, an old-school story-teller will spellbind his audience with a traditional story in Fort Tryon Park. Considering the weather forecast, check with event organizers before heading out! —7:25 a.m., March 2

 

F-18 flyover They’re at it again. Three Navy F/A-18 jets will fly over the Hudson River tomorrow around noon, heading north to the Tappan Zee Bridge, then reversing course to floy down the river at an elevation of 2,500 to 3,000 feet. —8:41 p.m., February 28

 

Junot Díaz The author whose chronicles of growing up Dominican in WaHi earned him a Pulitzer Prize for literature will read from his new children’s book in April. Details and tickets are on our Kids’s Page. —5:10 p.m., February 25

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