Extras needed When In The Heights is filmed Uptown this summer, several scenes will call for extras. If you’re Latino or African American, and into swim, baseball, soccer, salsa dancing, or can simply play to role of neighbor, head to Fort George on Saturday. —9:04 a.m., May 26
Weekend picks The Havana percussionist Joaquín Pozo, right, gives a free concert tonight in J. Hood Wright Park. Kids can explore earthworms tomorrow in Fort Tryon Park. A piano concert on Sunday in Hudson Heights features Back and Stravinsky. —7:42 a.m., May 24
Fleet Week The Parade of Ships will cruise from New York Harbor, up the Hudson River to just south of the George Washington Bridge. It starts around 7:30 Wednesday morning. —6:29 p.m., May 21
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.
The documents you will need for some other puposes are available from different web sites. Here are the most popular:
The gym is under renovation. We hope to have it ready for use in the spring.
Have a question about the House Rules, or how to get a storage cage? Ask one of your directors. This year they are:
Carlos Pareja—vice president
Riva Hocherman—vice president
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 email@example.com or one of these addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org For general questions
email@example.com To reach Bud
firstname.lastname@example.org Is where to send your updated contact details
email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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:
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
Scheduled maintenance is posted here by the MTA.
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.
Steam heat As the weather warms up (finally) and you don’t need as much heat in your apartment, keep this in mind: your radiator knob should be turned all the way on or all the way off. Not in between! If you leave it partially open, the steam, when cools into water, will sit in your radiator and rust it. —8:47 a.m., May 19
D-Day flyover A dozen Douglas DC-3 aircraft will fly over the Hudson River this morning around 11. Flying at only 1,000 feet, their buzz will precede them. —6:22 a.m., May 18
Weekend picks Take in a performance of the phonomenal British violinist Monica Huggett tonight in Hudson Heights. The Great & Glorious Army of the Bronx will attempt to take Marble Hill from Manhattan tomorrow. The Sylvan Winds play on Audubon Terrace on Sunday, weather permitting. —9:41 a.m., May 17
Participatory budgeting Uptown residents who voted for their preferences in spending city funding chose three schools in Fort George as recipients of $1.5 million this year: M.S. 528, P.S. 189, and the George Washington Educational Campus. The Morris-Jumel Mansion also received a grant. —7:18 a.m., May 14
Construction auction The construction site between the “A” Train entrances on Overlook Terrance and across from Bennett Park will be up for auction. Work started in 2007 to turn the rocky slope into a 23-story condo tower, but it never got far. —10:02 a.m., May 12
Weekend picks Outdoor movies make their return tonight with a Bennett Park screening of Ralps Breaks the Internet. On Saturday night, Bach’s Mass in B Minor will be performaed in Hudson Heights. Take a tour of the fantastically designed United Palace on Sunday morning. —6:06 p.m., May 10
Targetting 181st Next year Target will open a store in Fort George, taking a 25,000-square-foot location on the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue at 181st Street. —8:25 p.m., May 7
Summer theater Applications for the intensive workshop with Pied Piper Children’s Theatre are open. Kids ages 11 to 17 are invited to apply by May 15. —7:50 a.m., May 6
GWB delay Driving home from points west? Ther’s been a vehicle collision on the GWB, so you can expect extensive traffic delays in the Manhattan-bound lanes. Consider alternative routes and allow for additional travel time. —5:09 p.m., May 5
Weekend picks The P.S. 187 Film Festival lands tonight in Lower WaHi. Celebrate John James Audubon’s birthday tomorrow in Audubon Park. Hear the Lord Nelson Mass on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —6:02 a.m., May 3
New neighbors The people you see on the street every day have changed over the last several years. And over the last couple of decades, those people have changed pretty dramatically. Here’s a map showing which parts of town have seen the greatest influx, and which have seen the long-term residents leave at the highest rates. —7:21 a.m., April 30
Spring migration The palm warbler, American woodcock, kinglet bomb, and painted bunting are visiting New York on their way home from winter vacation. We live in prime viewing territory on the Atlantic Flyway, wtih Inwood Hill Park being one of the best places around for birding. On your next walk, keep your eyes on the skies for a glimpse at species rarely seen in the city. —7:56 a.m., April 23
Happy holiday Our best wishes for an enjoyable Passover and Easter! —7:22 a.m., April 21
GWB delay If you’re headed back home, avoid the GWB. There are extensive traffic delays on the eastbound upper level following a traffic accident. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —8:36 p.m., April 20
Weekend picks Enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny at an egg hunt in Lower WaHi this afternoon. Celebrate Walt Whitman’s birthday tomorrow night on Jumel Terrace. Learn some outdoor survival skills, abaove right, on Sunday in Inwood Hill Park. —6:15 a.m., April 19
Bridge delay An accident with an overturned vehiclec closed the northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway earlier tonight, but they are open again now though with the expected delays. —8:24 p.m., April 18
Recent grads A new site that analyzes stats about the city proclaims Uptown to be the best place in all New York City for new college graduates to find a place to live. The other Manhattan neighborhoods to make the Localize.city list are the Upper East Side at No. 6, and Central Harlem (probably Sugar Hill) at No. 9. —7:45 a.m., April 17
Combatting rabies After four rabid raccooms were found in Uptown parks last month, the city is atarting a catch-and-release vaccination program for the animals. They are treating raccoons in Inwood Hill Park, Isham Park, Fort Tryon Park, Fort Washington Park and others further downtown. Raccoons are usually active after dark, but if you’re in a park at dusk or dawn, particularly with a pet, keep your eyes open. —12:07 p.m., April 16
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. To get a link just fill out the form, which is at the bottom of the On the Market page. —2:44 p.m., April 7
Missing teen The police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old boy who was last seen Monday morning outside his Lower WaHi home. He stands 5'11" and weights 145 pounds, wears glases, and was wearing a camouflage hoodie and blue jeans. A photo and more information are here. —8:34 a.m., April 6
Weekend picks It’s your final chance to see the exhibition of new art, right, on Audubon Terrace. Tomorrow morning kids can get an early start on Easter with an egg hunt in Fort Tryon Park. Feeling melancholy? Hear the Quartet for the End of Time on Sunday in Hudson Heights. —7:46 a.m., April 5
Board seats The annual meeting won’t be until June, but it isn’t too early to consider running for a seat on the board of directors. Are you ready to give back to the building? Ask any current director for a description of the job to help you decide if this is the year for you. —3:21 p.m., March 31
Weekend picks An invitational exhibit of emerging artists continues on Audubon Terrace today. The musical Shrek, staged by kids, continues on Saturday in Inwood. A competitive cookoff pitting teens against teens gets underway Sunday afternoon in Fort George. —7:07 a.m., March 29
Broadway bridge If you’re headed Upstate this weekend, you’ll want to avoid crossing the Harlem River on the Broadway Bridge. The state will be test it on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m., resulting in intermittent 15-minute closures throughout the day. Any queued traffic will be allowed to dissipate, in case you forget. —2:40 p.m., March 28
Museum award The Hispanic Society Museum & Library are the recipients of the 2018 Lucy G. Moses Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy, for excellence in historic preservation. The organization won for its roof replacement project (hey, we should have applied!). The renovation was part of the building’s upgrade, which has closed the museum until next year. —6:06 a.m., March 27
Prize competition The children’s theater troupe Pied Piper has been invited to the USA Today Network’s community fundraising challenge which offers big prizes to the top three fundraising organizations. To help this Uptown arts treasure have a chance at tens of thousands of dollars in funding, a donation — even $10 — will help them compete. To give, click here. —6:13 a.m., March 25
Northern lights If you’ve ever hoped to see the aurora borealis, tonight may be your chance. Maybe! The NOAA predicts about a ten percent likelihood that the electromagnetic phenomenon will be visible from our neck of the woods. Here’s a predictive map, with the time universal time — four hours ahead of us — suggesting peak activity will come around midnight. For tips, check in with the Inwood astronomy group, which meets from 8 to 10 tonight on the ball fields near Seaman Avenue and Isham Street. —8:25 a.m., March 23
Weekend picks A spring art class for children opens this afternoon in J. Hood Wright Park. There’s a screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” above, tomorrow in Inwood. On Sunday, join a Purim party in Fort George. —6:04 a.m., March 22
New smoke detectors As you check your safety devices on this first day of spring, keep in mind that if you replace your smoke detectors after this month, 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. If you sell your apartment, you will need to upgrade your smoke detectors before the sale goes through. —7:22 a.m., March 20
F-18 flyover Two Navy F/A-18 jets will fly near the Hudson River north to the Tappan Zee Bridge before returning south along the same route near Manhattan tomorrow afternoon between 3:30 and 5:30. They will fly at approximately 2,500 to 3,000 feet. —8:22 p.m., March 19
Street renamed To honor an Uptown environmentalist and political organizer, 169th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue was renamed yesterday for Isiah “Obie” Bing. He was an engineer for Con Edison before his death in January 2018, and had testified in front of the Assembly on pollution from the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant. —12:46 p.m., March 17
Weekend picks An concert described as an electro-acoustic performer, right, of secular spirituals takes place in Fort Tryon Park tonight. The Inwood Film Festival is running and concludes on Saturday. Kids can get started on making their own comics in Lower WaHi on Sunday. —7:44 a.m., March 15
Library relocation The Inwood branch of the public library is getting a new home, right on the site of its current home. While the existing building is torn down and the new one is being built, the branch will move to temporary quarters up a block and across the street at 4857 Broadway, between Academy and 204th Streets. No word yet on when the move will take place. —8:49 a.m., March 13
F-18 flyover Two US Navy F/A-18 fighter jets will conduct a flyover near the Hudson River tomorrow morning at 11:45. The aircraft will fly at approximately 2,500 to 3,000 feet, but we don’t know where along the river they will fly. —5:08 p.m., March 11
Raccoon alert If you walk your dog in Inwood Hill Park, be sure to keep it on a leash. Since late January, four rabid raccoons have been removed from the park. While raccoons don’t much like to be around people, dogs may flush them out of their spaces, prompting the raccoon’s fighting response. —9:39 a.m., March 10
Weekend picks The WaHi Jazz Festival, right, opens tonight in Hudson Heights. Columbia hosts Cornell in field hockey on Saturday in Inwood. On Sunday kids can start making their own non-fiction comic books in Lower WaHi. —7:33 a.m., March 8
La Marina The outdoor restaurant in Inwood on the Hudson, invariably referred to as the “troubled party spot,” is closing and may reopen as a Brother Jimmy’s barbecue restaurant, accoding to CB12. —7:44 a.m., March 7
Parking spots Should it be easier for residents to park in our own neighborhood? If you’d like to see the city issue parking permits to residents so they have priority when it comes to the limited on-street spots, take a look at this petition from Council Member Mark Levine. And while we’re on the subject, alternate-side parking is suspended today to facilitate snow removal. —7:12 a.m., March 4
Wintry blast It’s looking messy out there, so be careful. The road race that will close Fort Washington is still on schedule, with the kids’ divisions starting at 8. —7:41 a.m., March 3
Crossing Fort Washington If you have a car and want to drive out of the neighborhood tomorrow morning, park on the east side of Fort Washington today. The annual Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks run uses the street as its course, right, starting around 9 and going for an hour or two. Luickly, alternate-side parking is cancelled today. —8:32 a.m., March 2
Weekend picks It’s open mic night for performers in Lower WaHi. Explore medievel flora as depicted in tapestires and paitings in Fort Tryon Park on Saturday. And get ready for hundreds of runners, right, to zoom up Fort Washington Avenue and then back down it on Sunday morning. —8:46 a.m., March 1
New parks The city is moving ahead with plans to solicit bids to build two new parks. One will be at the Sherman Creek Malécon, on Academy Street between 10th Avenue and the river, and the other at the North Cove near the University Heights Bridge on 207th Street. The bids are worth $50 million. —7436 a.m., February 13
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