Residents’ Information

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


Smoking policy The Pinehurst’s smoking policy goes into effect on August 28. Please review the policy before then; it is posted below, under “Smoking Policy.” —5:52 p.m., August 15


Heat advisory We have another couple of days of hot and muggy weather ahead of us, so the city has opened its cooling centers today and Thursday. If you have a neighbor who is affected by the heat, consider asking if you can help with an errand. —6:39 a.m., August 15


GWB reopened In case you missed yesterday’s lane closure, there’s one today on the bridge. After another vehicle fire, all New Jersey-bound lanes on the lower level were closed in Manhattan, but reopened about 30 minutes ago. Backed up traffic is still a problem so consider alternative routes and allow for additional travel time. —7:44 a.m., August 14



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
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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[...]
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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
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If you plan to sublet your apartment, your proposed subtenant needs to complete this document.
Pinehurst 10034_447 fwa sublease_applica[...]
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     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 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 or one of these addresses: For general questions To reach Bud Is where to send your updated contact details 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[...]
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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, 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
    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
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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:


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
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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:
     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

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


Weather watch Family day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion has been cancelled. With all the storm warnings, check with a host before heading to an outdoors event today. —10:54 a.m., August 11


Weekend picks Drop by Inwood Hill Park today for a nature-related art activity. Get out your bike for an introduction of mountain biking trails in Highbrodge Park on Saturday. Join a moderately paced hike through Manhattan’s only untouched forest on Sunday. —6:35 a.m., August 10


Tornado prep Turns out that just because you’re not in Kansas doesn’t mean you can ignore tornado safety tips. While we’re pretty safe here on Manhattan’s highest spot, last week’s funnel in Queens is a reminder that in case of a tornado warning, go to the basement and stay away from windows. We’ve updated out tips under “Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Severe Weather,” below, which includes a link to more info. —11:04 a.m., August 7


Heat advisory Today and tomorrow will be sultry. Consider checking in with your neighbors to see if you can help with errands. The city’s cooling centers will be open for those who need an air conditioned spot to pass the time in.  —8:03 a.m., August 5


Weekend picks Kids will enjoy nature exploration at the Payson Center this morning. The Isadore Duncan Troupe performs outdoors tomorrow in Fort Tryon Park. Wind down your weekend with a jazz saxaphone performance on Sunday evening  in Roger Morris Park. —6:31 a.m., August 3


Film fest Catch a great movie today as the Dominican Film Festival parties through its last day, in Lower WaHi. —12:48 p.m., July 29


Weekend picks The Dominican Film Festival continues tonight. Puppets bring the children’s book Callaloo to life tomorrow in Lower WaHi, where on Sunday you can get a breath of fresh air at the Feel Good Fest. —11:04 a.m., July 27


Tai chi cancelled A note from the Morris-Jumel Mansion: Due to expected rain and thunderstorms, tonight's Tai Chi class has been cancelled. —5:12 p.m., July 25


Community land Join the Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust for a discussion about starting an Uptown land trust, which is a nonprofit, neighborhood-based corporation committed to affordable housing and other real estate. Tomorrow night from 6:30 to 8:30 at Word Up on Broadway at 165th. —6:27 a.m., July 24


Vacation plans Will you be spending some time out of town this summer? Give Bud a heads up so he knows that you will be away. —11:16 a.m., July 22


Weekend picks Discover New York’s original night life on a campout tonight in Inwood Hill Park. Try rowing on Saturday from Sherman Creek, or go sailing on the Hudson on Sunday. —8:52 a.m., July 20


GWB delay After a vehicle collision, you can expect extensive traffic delays on the westbound GWB. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —6:19 p.m., July 16


Heat advisory Expect hot and humid weather through Tuesday, when the city’s cooling centers will be open. —8:10 p.m., July 15


Weekend picks Join the toast to Fort Tryon Park, a fund-raising event, tonight. Go mountain biking on the hills and dales of Highbridge Park in Fort George on Saturday, or go sailing on the Hudson from Inwood on Sunday. —8:45 a.m., July 13


Mansion reopens After closing for emergency repairs in the winter, Manhattan’s oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, reopens today in Roger Morris Park. Fans of the macabre will be pleasantly mortified to know that the Charles Addams exhibit is resurrected through August 26.  —7:29 a.m., July 10


Rockets’ red glare If the post-holiday sounds of bombs bursting in air is getting on your nerves, go ahead and call 311.  Fireworks are prohibited in the city. —2:06 p.m., July 8


Weekend picks Watch Lena Horne and Cab Calloway dance your Friday night away in an outdoor screening of Stormy Weather — if the weather doesn’t turn stormy in Roger Morris Park. Give your kids a math boost tomorrow in Inwood. Sit down to a reacreation of President Washington’s cabinet dinner in the room where it took place on Jumel Terrace on Sunday. —7:16 a.m., July 6


Independence Day Wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July. Keep in mind that it’s a day off for Bud, so if you see trash around the building, please help out by picking it up. —7:09 a.m., July 3


GWB reopens You probably didn’t notice, but the west-bound lanes of the bridge were closed after midnight for a few hours. They reopened around 2:30 this morning. —8:32 a.m., July 2


Rockets’ red glare Or, rather, the bombs bursting in air, keeping you and your family awake at night. Fireworks are prohibited in the city, so if you hear them you should call 311. But if you’ve given up hope that we’ll ever have a quiet Independence Day week, watch a video about the festivities uptown. —2:25 p.m., July 1


Weekend picks A dance about technology? It will be performed tonight in Inwood as the closing feature of CultureHub. Spanish-speaking kids will enjoy a story about art on the Beaux Arts plaza of Audubon Terrace on Saturday. Tap your toes to an all-woman merengue band on Sunday in Roger Morris Park. —8:13 a.m., June 29


Cooling centers For the first time this season, the city is opening cooling centers starting tomorrow. The list will be made public at 8 in the morning. —5:39 p.m., June 28


List your apartment 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. —3:32 p.m., June 26


Steam camp Registration is open for the third annual science, technology, engineering, arts and math institute in Inwood. It’s free, so sign up your child for one of two weeks in July. —2:36 p.m., June 24


Weekend picks Skip the subway and take in a Coney Island experience at a performance tonight in Inwood, where Spanish operetta, right, will be performed tomorrow. The Renaissance Singers give an outdoor concert Sunday in Hudson Heights. —8:16 a.m., June 22


Summer solstice If you’re the kind of person who likes to get out to celebrate the celestial start of summer, which comes tomorrow morning, you have several options and so do your kids. If a solstice party isn’t your thing, consider using the day as an excuse to change the batteries in your smoke- and carbon monoxide detectors. Need help? Ask Bud. —6:51 a.m., June 20


GWB delay Due to a car fire, expect extensive traffic delays on the New York-bound upper level of the GWB. Consider alternative routes and allow for additional travel time. —6:43 p.m., June 19


Window a/c You no longer need a licensed professional to install your window unit. But to make sure it’s safely attached to the building — not just held in by your window — follow these guidelines. Want help? Two professionals are listed at the bottom of the About The Pinehurst page. —4:38 p.m., June 17


Weekend picks It’s your final weekend this year to visit the galleries of the country’s foremost organization of arts & letters, on Audubon Terrace. The Higher Ground Dance Festival, right, enchants on Saturday in Fort Tryon Park, where the Scandia Symphony opens its summer outdoor performance series on Sunday. —7:11 a.m., June 15


Fort George fire Expect smoke, traffic delays, and emergency personnel and vehicles after a three-alarm  fire early this morning at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 175th Street in Fort George. —9:04 a.m., June 14


Manhattanhenge II When the sun lines up with most of Manhattan’s east-west streets in May, it gets all the attention. But since earth orbits the sun, the line-up happens twice a year — and Tuesday is your second chance this year. You can see it tomorrow across Broadway, in Fort George, or wait to see it in Hudson Heights on August 26. —10:08 a.m., June 11


Jet ski squad Don’t be surprised when you see the Coast Guard patrolling the Hudson River today. A flotilla of approximately 400 jet skis will start this morning at about 11 on the East River. It will travel from the East River through New York Harbor and then north up the Hudson River. —6:58 a.m., June 9


Weekend picks Part concert, part circus, and part dance fest, Jazz Age Jive, right, is an immersive performance tonight in Inwood. The weekend’s music theme continues Saturday with the Inwood Music Festival. On Sunday the Scandia Symphony opens its summer concert series in Fort Tryon Park. —7:53 a.m., June 8


New directors They’re the same as the old directors! (Contact info under “Getting in Touch.”) Thanks for coming to the meeting last night and for your questions. The Hudson Heights maintenance report is just below. —11:58 a.m., June 5


Neighborhood maintenance You can check the average price that other Hudson Heights co-op owners pay per square foot in our review of sales in 2017. The document is just below. (In case you’re wondering, The Pinehurst’s rate is in the middle of the pack.) The Hudson Heights report goes hand in hand with our survey of all of Manhattan, also for 2017, which you can find on the on-the-market page. —7:22 p.m., June 4


Monday meeting Don’t forget the annual shareholders’ meeting in the lobby on Monday night at 7! If you can’t make it, please hand your proxy to a board member or another shareholder. —4:43 p.m., June 3


Weekend picks The Uptown Arts Stroll starts today! Get some walking in with a hike that starts in Highbridge Park and follow a trail shaped like a giraffe. Then relax on Sunday afternoon in Lower WaHi with an acoustic concert on the porch of Manhattan’s oldest house. —7:31 a.m., June 1


Neighborhood maintenance At the annual meeting on Monday we’ll share information about maintenance fees in Hudson Heights. If you would like a copy sent to your in-box, send an email to —7:18 a.m., May 29


GWB delay Heading across the river? Thanks to a collision, you can expect extensive traffic delays on the New Jersey-bound GWB. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. —7:07 a.m., May 28


Rainy day Were you planning an outdoor escape for the long weekend? We may have to wait until tomorrow for dry weather. If you still want to journey outdoors today, here are some indoor spots to try, courtesy of the Daily News. —2:04 p.m., May 27


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


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

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