Residents’ Information

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

 

 

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.
     Though the annual deadline is February 15, in 2017 the deadline has been extended. According to the city:
  • The deadline to submit 2016/2017 Cooperative and Condominium Tax Benefit Renewals and Changes was February 15, 2017; however, we are providing a grace period until March 10, 2017.
  • The deadline to submit 2017/2018 Cooperative and Condominium Tax Benefit Renewals and Changes has been extended to March 31, 2017. Please note that the legal deadline is February 15 every year.
     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

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

 

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. –8:24 a.m., February 1

 

Building heights How high will new construction reach? Click here and select “Hudson Heights” to see how tall our neighbor on 179th will be. –4:03 p.m., January 29

 

Parkway delays Following a collision, expect extensive delays on all Bronx-bound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway at West 181st Street. –10:42 p.m., January 27

 

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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447 Ft. Washington Owners’ Corp.
447 Ft. Washington Ave, Apt. 68
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