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
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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
Weekend picks Take in a screening of 13th, a film about incarceration in America, tonight in Lowe WaHi. Join a group walking 17 of Manhattan’s bridges tomorrow, starting in Hudson Heights. Enjoy a quartet of saxophonists on Sunday in Hudson Heights. Oh, and kids’ events are here. –7:59 a.m., February 24
Audubon Ballroom It was 52 years ago today that Malcolm X was assassinated in Lower WaHi. This virtual-reality video is narrated from 165th and Broadway by a witness to the shooting. –6:47 p.m., February 21
Kids’ activities Looking for a way to keep your children active and out of the house this week? We’ve listed several outdoor activities, including owl-watching, on our page of events great for kids. –5:56 p.m., February 19
Weekend picks An annual chocolate exhibition opens tonight on Jumel Terrace. Let rangers show you where to watch eagles tomorrow in Inwood Hill Park. Join fiction readers when they discuss The Girl Who Fell From the Sky on Sunday in Inwood. –7:39 a.m., February 17
High winds With gusts exceeding 40 mph, watch out for flying debris and be prepared for electrical outages by keeping your cell phone charged. Weather updates are here. –8:18 a.m., February 13
Messy weather As ice and snow continue to accumulate, remember that water makes our tile floors slippery. And if you have a moment before you run an errand today, ask an elderly neighbor if you can pick up something for her. –11:26 a.m., February 12
Weekend picks A Spanish-language open mic welcomes performers for its family-friendly audience tonight in Lower WaHi. The Milrose Games, indoor track’s oldest competition, takes place tomorrow in Lower WaHi and will be broad- cast on NBC. Don’t let the weather keep you in: enjoy the parks on Sunday. –8:06 a.m., February 10
Meeting postponed The long-awaited meeting about new space in the GWB Terminal has been postponed because of the snow. A new date will be announced soon. –5:48 p.m., February 9
Snowstorm A travel advisory has been issued today. You can follow updates on the city’s response to the weather here. –8:04 a.m., February 9
Grassroots group Uptown activists have made a difference in countless ways over the years. Help join a new group, Uptown Agenda, by contacting the office of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. –2:49 p.m., February 5
Immigrants’ rights For those who believe that newcomers help make America great, join a vigil tonight here in the neighborhood that’s the home of the patron saint of immigrants. –10:15 a.m., February 4
Weekend picks A philosophy class for kids holds its weekly meeting this afternoon in Hudson Heights. A screening of a documentary about Alexander Hamilton takes places in one of the historical locations in the film on Saturday in Roger Morris Park. And a cult film from the ’90s is resurrected in Inwood on Sunday. –7:47 a.m., February 3
Library expansion A plan to demolish the Inwood library in 2019 and rebuild it with
affordable housing may expand to include the parking lot of I.S. 52’s parking lot.
Building heights How high will new construction reach? Click
here and select “Hudson Heights” to see how tall our neighbor on 179th will be.
Parkway delays Following a collision, expect extensive delays on all Bronx-bound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway
at West 181st Street.
Weekend picks Collegiate track and field athletes compete today in Lower WaHi. Kids can become their own medieval knights on Saturday in Fort Tryon Park. The final of a mid-winter play series is staged Sunday in Inwood. –8:07 a.m., January 27
Steam heat With the temperature getting warm and cold every other day, keep this in mind with your radiators: each needs to be turned all the way on or all the way off. Dialing a setting in between will cause them to rust. –6:25 p.m., January 22
Weekend picks A service to unite and uplift starts at noon today and runs through the evening in Lower WaHi. Student violinists compete in Hudson Heights on Saturday. A play for mid-winter is staged on Sunday in Inwood. –7:52 a.m., January 20
“A” Train restoration The A and C Trains started running again an hour ago, though they are bypassing 163 Street. Expect delays this morning. –6:41 a.m., January 20
“A” Train suspension Thanks to “a water condition,” A and C Train service is suspended tonight in both directions between 145th and 207th. –9:23 p.m., January 19
Shakespeare Saturdays To mark the 400th anniversary last year of Shakespeare’s death, an Inwood group wrote music to go with his words. Listen to Winter here. –5:38 p.m., January 15
Weekend picks Hear the steps a stage director takes in creating a site-specific performance on Saturday in Lower WaHi. Join a discussion of the bestselling novel Sharp Objects on Sunday in Inwood. –8:44 p.m., January 13
Palace landmark Twenty years after being added to the review list of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the United Palace received landmark status. Built in 1931, the building is an archtitectural confection. –7:57 a.m., January 10
Gift giving Did you receive more than you gave? Too many toys on your floor? Organizations are ready to receive your gently used goods to use as gifts for others. A list is here. –4:02 p.m., January 8
Inwood properties Big real estate new from the north this week. The Inwood branch of the NYPL—one of the busiest in Manhattan—will be demolished in 2019 and rebuilt as part of an affordable-living apartment complex. CB12 will hear a presentation on the plans on Tuesday night at 7. And 13 buildings in the neighborhood sold for $63.6 million recently, including buildings on Sherman, Post, and Vermilyea Avenues and Post Street. –9:12 a.m., January 7
Weekend picks It’s open mic night at a Lower WaHi book shop. Join the celebration of Alexander Hamilton’s birthday with a book signing on Saturday on Jumel Terrace. Turn your Christmas tree into mulch at Treecycle on Sunday in Hudson Heights. –7:51 a.m., January 6
Tree removal Before you take out your live tree, wreath or roping, wrap it in a trash bag to keep the needles from falling off in the halls and elevator. Bud can provide one for you. The city recycles greenery, so be sure to remove all ornaments. You can also take your greenery to Bennett Park this weekend for TreeCycle. –8:54 a.m., January 3
Best wishes Wishing you a happy and healthy new year! –8:41 a.m., January 2
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