Residents’ Information

Meeting reminder Be sure to add to your calendar the annual shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday night, June 6, at 7 in the lobby. We will hear reports on the corporation’s finances and elect board members at the annual meeting . If you are interested in serving on the board, visit with a board member or contact Hedda. –7:50 a.m., May 25

 

GWB mall Who’s in and who’s out? The Marshall’s store has a marquee but isn’t open yet, while Buffalo Wild Wings may not end up in the terminal after all. Here’s a list of the new businesses that are already open, from neighborhood shops to national chains. –7:27 a.m., May 23

 

Wildlife map Find out which animals, from insects to eagles, are out and about in (many) city parks with the Parks’ new map. Upper Manhattan isn’t on it yet, and all of Queens has only one park listed. But there’s monthly information posted about the flora and fauna city-wide. –2:01 p.m., May 21

 

Weekend picks Teens in the People’s Theatre Project present a show about gentrification tonight in Lower WaHi. On Saturday, the grand prize winner in the youth competition performs with the WaHi Chamber Orchestra in Hudson Heights. Join a crew to help clean and improve Fort Tryon Park on Sunday. –8:59 a.m., May 19

 

 

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

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 Hedda at
Argo at (212) 896-8600 or, if you prefer paper, mail us at 447 Ft. Washington Avenue, No. 68, New York NY 10033.

Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Severe Weather

Severe weather is an uncommon but dangerous phenomenon. In the summer and early fall, hurricanes may threaten the northeast. Here’s the city’s readiness guide for hurricanes. 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 third, mostly biannual look at maintenance fees in neighborhoods across Manhattan reviews rates in 2012 and compares them 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

Annual meeting The shareholders will hear reports on the corporation’s finances and elect board members at the annual meeting on Tuesday night, June 6, at 7 in the lobby. If you can’t attend, be sure you sign a proxy form so your voice is heard. –6:10 a.m., May 17

 

Bus station opens Finally! It’s two years behind schedule and $17 million over budget, but the George Washington Bridge Bus Station opened this morning. –3:46 p.m., May 16

 

Car wash Interested in an unusual real estate opportunity? The car wash on Broadway between Dyckman and Cumming Streets is for sale. For $13 million it can be yours. And as one broker helpfully explains, Broadway is a “very busy street.” –4:10 p.m., May 14

 

Weekend picks Discover the flora and fauna of off-the-trail Fort Tryon Park during a rugged hike tonight. Kids can learn tree identification tomorrow on a stroll through the park. Everyone will enjoy the magic of an a cappella performance by one of New York’s finest choirs on Sunday, also in Fort Tryon Park. –7:33 a.m., May 12

 

Board seats At the annual meeting next month shareholders will elect directors to the board. If you are interested in serving, ask any current director about the role. And when you’re ready to run, let Hedda know so she can put your name on the ballot. –7:47 a.m., May 10

 

Good drainage It may not sound exciting, but it’s good news nonetheless: after Friday’s torrents that rained 3" in Central Park, we experienced no problems with our new drain pipes. Thanks for living through the hassle during the renovation! –9:15 p.m., May 7

 

Weekend picks Kids can learn about bugs galore in Fort Tryon Park this afternoon. Join an epic saunter of Manhattan tomorrow, or wave at those who do. You won’t have enough time on Sunday to enjoy all the choral music! From down to up: acoustic folk in Roger Morris Park, The Sound of Music in Lower WaHi, Bach and Vivaldi in Hudson Heights, and Renaissance masters at The Cloisters. –7:43 a.m., May 5

 

Electronics recycling Instead of discarding your used cell phone, printer, video game, TV, laptop, mouse and more, let Bud help coordinate their recycling. Here’s a video explaining how it works. –8:35 p.m., May 3

 

Park survey The Fort Tryon Park Trust is conducting a survey of people using Uptown’s jewel on Wednesday and Sunday. Would you volunteer for a two-and-a-half hour shift? Here’s the sign-up link. –4:03 p.m., April 30

 

Weekend picks College baseball closes out the season in Inwood this afternoon. Mark John James Audubon’s birthday on Saturday in the Audubon Park neighborhood. A legendary clarinetist performs a special concert in Hudson Heights on Sunday. –7:56 a.m., April 28

 

Uptown programs Want to know where to find the closest library, historic site or health care center? Use this map from the city’s capital planning office. –7:43 a.m., April 26

 

Heights sites The Village Voice published a guide to some of WaHi’s best spots, selecting Malecon and Jumel Terrace Books, among several others. The full article is here. –5:02 p.m., April 23

 

Weekend picks The WaHi Chamber Orchestra features two of its principal musicians at a concert in Hudson Heights on Saturday, when there is also a puppet-making workshop in Inwood. On Sunday in the Payson Center, find out about an occasional interloper in our urban community: coyotes. –8:08 a.m., April 21

 

Car-free Saturday Take a glimpse into what New York was like before cars in Fort George this weekend. On Earth Day, St. Nicholas Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between 181st and 190th Streets. –9:02 p.m., April 19

 

Sellers’ market The median price for a co-op sale in Uptown was $525,000 in the first three months of the year, an increase of 32 percent from a year ago. We would hate to see you leave, but if it’s in your future remember to boost your listing’s visibility by posting it here. –6:26 p.m., April 16

 

Weekend picks Teens host their own open mic show tonight in Lower WaHi. Renaissance music for Passiontide comes alive on Saturday in Fort Tryon Park. Take in a college baseball game on Sunday afternoon in Inwood. –8:04 a.m., April 14

 

13 thousand Thanks for visiting! Yesterday we welcomed visitor number 13,000 to thepinehurst.org. Have any ideas to make the site more useful? Let us know! –7:53 a.m., April 12

 

Reusable bags Even though stores may still give you a plastic bag for your shopping, a reusable bag saves on waste. Take the city’s recycling pledge and get a free reusable bag, complete with inside pocket. –3:10 p.m., April 9

 

Weekend picks A children’s production of Into the Woods begins its weekend run in Inwood tonight. A book reading in Hudson Heights on Saturday explores how Jewish children were schooled in Nazi regimes. Renaissance polyphonic music for Holy Week is performed in Fort Tryon Park on Sunday. –7:22 a.m., April 8

 

Private garden Would you like a key to unlock the gates of a private garden in New York? Join the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden and you’ll have your own spot to relax, read and enjoy the koi pond. RING is also looking for volunteers to tend to the plants, and will host a garden clean-up day on Saturday at 2. Send an email to maggie@maggieclarke.com to get involved. –8:13 a.m., April 6

 

Big brother On this day in 1984, Winston Smith began resisting the oppressive government described in George Orwell’s novel. A free screening of 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton, takes place tonight in Lower WaHi. –8:42 a.m., April 4

 

Parkway flooding It probably won’t affect your commute this morning, but the northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway are flooded around 158th Street. Expect delays (and rubber-neckers in the southbound lanes). –7:26 a.m., April 4

 

Arts Stroll The 15th annual Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off on May 31 and continues around Upper Manhattan for a month. This year’s poster was chosen from among 40 entries. –1:59 p.m., April 2

 

Weekend picks Today is the deadline to apply for your 2017/18 property tax rebate! (Scroll down to “STAR,” below.) Tonight Robert Siegel talks politics in Hudson Heights. Kids will hunt for Easter eggs tomorrow in Fort Tryon Park. The revisionist Western McCabe & Mrs. Miller will be screened on Sunday in Inwood. –7:45 a.m., March 31

 

Spend $1,000,000 If you had a million dollars to spend Uptown, how would you do it? Turns out, the money is yours, and you have a say in where the city allocates it from a slate of 11 projects, including parks improvements and school renovations. Vote here by Sunday. –7:57 a.m., March 30

 

Tax rebate The STAR rebate grants you the same school tax relief that owners of real estate receive. You  must apply for it—but if you applied in the past you do not need to do so again. The deadline to submit your 2017/2018 claim ends on Friday. Details below, under “STAR.” –7:51 a.m., March 28

 

Tennis permits If you plan to play this summer at one of the courts in Fort Washington Park or Inwood Hill Park, you may now order your permit, which allows you to reserve a court. –1:13 p.m., March 26

 

Weekend picks A mothers’ group holds a fund-raiser tonight in Fort George to help make up for proposed cuts in the president’s budget. Cuéntame un cuadro resumes on Saturday, now in Lower WaHi. A concert of French medieval music takes place Sunday in Fort Tryon Park. –8:39 a.m., March 24

 

Palace landmark Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez gave his approval for landmarking the United Palace, a status the owners are resisting. –9:50 a.m., March 23

 

Terminal static Were you at Thursday’s meeting about the progress of the GWB terminal shops? The developer’s representative showed up, but for some questions insisted on a Freedom of Information Law request before providing answers. –8:21 a.m., March 22

 

Battery changes Spring starts on Monday, which is as good a reminder as any to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector. Need help? Ask Bud. –7:55 p.m., March 19

 

Weekend picks The Inwood Film Festival opens tonight and runs through tomorrow, when you can also hear the wind sections of the WaHi Chamber Orchestra in concert in Hudson Heights. Kids stage their own readings on Sunday after a writers’ workshop. –7:21 a.m., March 17

 

GWB meeting Having been postponed by one snowstorm, the rescheduled neighborhood meeting about the new GWB terminal will go on tomorrow night despite the latest snow. One question to ask the developers: Why will only four of twenty businesses be open when the terminal opens in April? 11:48 a.m., March 15

 

Blizzard planning It’s going to be a mess. Have your phone charged in case of a blackout and stay off the streets if at all possible. For mass transit:

• MTA subway express service was suspended citywide after tonight’s evening rush hour.
• MTA above-ground subway service will be suspended citywide beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday. For more details, please view the MTA below-ground-only service map here:
http://bit.ly/2mFjv3E. –9:12 p.m., March 13

 

Winter’s fury Just when you thought spring was nigh, the weather protests. Stock up on food and medicines, and consider checking in on neighbors who can’t get out so easily. –9:45 p.m., March 12

 

Spring ahead It may not feel like spring, but it’s coming soon so tonight we set our clocks ahead one hour. –11:29 a.m., March 11

 

Weekend picks The extended deadline for your STAR tax credit ends today; details below, under STAR. Kids will enjoy the open mic show hosted in Lower WaHi at a bookstore tonight. Ballet Hispánico performs a review of Latin dancing on Saturday in Lower WaHi. And on Sunday in Lower WaHi, four poets read works about radical politics. –8:04 a.m., March 10

 

Winter weather An advisory goes into effect tonight at 10. We can expect three to five inches of snow by mid-day Friday. The good news is that alternate-side parking will be suspended. –8:28 p.m., March 9

 

Tax relief  The deadline to apply for the STAR rebate has been extended to Friday. The program grants co-op owners the same school tax relief that owners of real estate have received for years, but it is not given automatically. Details on eligibility are here. Scroll down for code numbers for The Pinehurst, below at “STAR Property Tax Relief.” –7:57 a.m., March 6

 

Aircraft flyover After the race this morning you may notice a low-flying plane. A Piper Aztec, painted brown and yellow, has permission for the flyover between 10 and noon throughout Manhattan. –8:04 a.m., March 5

 

Sunday parking The annual road race up Fort Washington Avenue and back down it takes place tomorrow morning. The street will be blocked in the morning from about 8:30 until 10 or later, so if you have a car that you’d like to drive out of the neighborhood for Sunday brunch, find a strategic today and avoid the detours tomorrow. –7:23 a.m., March 4

 

Weekend picks The lottery opens today for spots in summer camp at J. Hood Wright Park. Join a discussion of a literary apothecary on Saturday in Fort George. The recorder makes its case as a classical instrument on Sunday in Hudson Heights. –7:31 a.m., March 3

 

Garden art The Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden, known as the RING garden, is looking for someone to organize Art in the Garden. It’s annual event that started 16 years ago and features an art exhibit and musical performance. Care to help? Contact maggie@maggieclarke.com. –7:41 a.m., March 1

 

Tax credit Homeowners whose primary residence is their co-op are eligible for property tax relief through the state’s STAR credit. The co-op cannot apply on your behalf, so if you bought your apartment on or after May 1, 2014, you need to apply this year; if you bought it earlier you may not need to re-apply. Details on eligibility are here. The property code for The Pinehurst is RX7N997. –4:52 p.m., February 26

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447 Ft. Washington Ave, Apt. 68
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