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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or one of these addresses:
email@example.com For general questions
firstname.lastname@example.org To reach Bud
email@example.com Is where to send your updated contact details
firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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