Residents’ Information

Inwood rezoned Did you know that Inwood’s zoning is already 50 years old? It’s bound for an update, and the process has been going on for two years. Here’s an update. 5:12 p.m., July 23


Weekend picks Kids can explore their identities through creative artwork today in Inwood. Watch a staged reading of King Lear tomorrow in Inwood Hill Park. Relax with outdoor yoga in Roger Morris Park on Sunday. 7:21 a.m., July 21


Heat advisory It’s going to be hot again, with the high in the mid-90s tomorrow. The city will open cooling centers for those who need a break from the heat, and this time the list is ready. Nearby center are on our calendar page. 8:10 p.m., July 19



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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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[...]
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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
Adobe Acrobat document [58.4 KB]
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

     Mindy Fox—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 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.

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 premises is prohibited by law — not to mention common sense.


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, 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 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
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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.

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

“A” Train Disruptions after this morning’s track fire are over, but expect more construction work (see next item). 1:36 p.m., July 17

• Night owls will need to continue their new routes home for the next week as the A and C Trains will continue to shut down nightly at 10. Service will resume at 5 a.m. This affects Monday through Friday nights. Details from the MTA here2:01 p.m., July 16


Weekend picks Push your feet to their limit at a dance-a-thon tonight in J. Hood Wright Park. Then rest those dogs Saturday night at an Inwood Back Porch concert (yes, it’s really on a porch; there it is in the photo). Join a book discussion Sunday at an Inwood bar. 7:34 a.m., July 14


Cooling centers With the temperature predicted to reach the 90s tomorrow, the city is opening its neighborhood cooling centers for those who need a break from the heat. The list has not yet been published, but the city plans to posted by 8 tomorrow morning. 8:59 p.m., July 12


Noisy Fourth It was nearly impossible to get away from the sound of fireworks last week, as the 405 noise complaints from Upper Manhattan showed. Even though that was a 21 percent decrease in complaints from last year, the pops prompted at least one of your neighbors to post a lament on Twitter. 12:12 p.m., July 9


Duel postponed Black powder and rain don’t mix. Tomorrow’s reenactment of the duel between Alex Hamilton and Aaron Burr has been postponed. The new date hasn’t been set yet. 8:09 p.m., July 7


Weekend picks Take you kids to a pajama party in Fort Tryon Park tonight, where they can catch fireflies. Watch a reenactment of the famous and fatal duel between Aaron Bur and Alexander Hamilton in Roger Morris Park on Saturday. Keep the Independence Day spirit going by sitting down for a meal that recreates President Washington’s cabinet dinner in Lower WaHi on Sunday. –6:59 a.m., July 7


Uptown investment The city is giving $1.2 million to the WaHi BID, NoMAA, Friends of Inwood Hill Park and others. More here. –7:08 a.m., July 6


Rockets’ red glare With the Fourth just around the corner, we’re hearing lots of fireworks even though they are particularly dangerous in the city, not to mention illegal. If you hear fireworks being shot nearby, call 911. And to see what a prohibted fireworks display looks like, watch The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., a video, right, made in Inwood in 2014. –2:01 p.m., July 2


Weekend picks Europe’s oldest boys’ choir, right, performs tonight in Fort Tryon Park. Recycle your old clothes and pick up some fresh-from-the-farm produce tomorrow in Inwood. Enjoy acoustic music and Cuban rum on Sunday in Roger Morris Park. –7:11 a.m., June 30


GWB delay A collision is causing extensive traffic delays on the upper level of the New Jersey-bound GWB. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. –6:05 a.m., June 30


Train schedules The MTA reports that the A Train has been running normally since late yesterday morning, and the C is back in service. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. –6:36 a.m., June 29


“A” Train After yesterday’s derailment between 125th and 135th, plan for longer trips:

• A Trains are running local between 59 Street–Columbus Circle and 168th Street in both directions.
• A Trains are running express from Canal Street to 59th Street–Columbus Circle.
• C Train service is suspended.

Expect delays. –8:04 a.m., June 28


Dog run Do you take your pet to Sir William’s Dog Run in Fort Tryon Park? If so, both of you will be happy to find new wood chips there. You’re invited to help spread the chips around with the shovels already there. –9:12 p.m., June 25


Weekend picks Two graphic artists open their show in Inwood tonight with a reception that features live jazz. The famed Higher Ground Festival (right) features new works tomorrow in Fort Tryon Park, where on Sunday you can help maintain the park’s plantings. –7:04 a.m., June 23


Summer starts Today is the first day of summer, according to the calendar, which is as good a reminder as any to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector. Need help? Ask Bud. –7:27 a.m., June 21


Dance party To mark the tenth anniversary of his company’s founding, Daniel Gwirtzman—whose company has its home in Hudson Heights—danced on the streety of the city. Watch him here. –12:02 p.m., June 18


Weekend picks A jazz trumpter and his quartet welcome visitors to The Cloisters tonight. Inwoods hosts a musical back porch show—on a real back porch in Inwood—on Saturday. A children’s concert with a Scandavian flavor takes place Sunday in Fort Tryon Park. –7:58 a.m., June 16


Bridge backup A traffic accident late last night tied up all the ramps to and from the GWB in both directions. It should be cleared by now, but you may want to plan extra time or take an alternative route. –6:58 a.m., June 15


Heat wave If the high temps may have you thinking of installing an additional window air conditioner, keep in mind that city laws and the House Rules require window units to be installed by a licensed professional. Two in the neighborhood are listed on the About the Pinehurst page. –7:36 a.m., June 13


Hispanic collection The treasury of Goyas of the Hispanic Society, on Audubon Terrace, are attracting record crowds — in Madrid. That’s where they’re on exhibit at the Prado while the Uptown museum is being refurbished. –4:52 p.m., June 11


Weekend picks A show of recent sculptures that comment on Colonial life opens today on Jumel Terrace. Taiko drums from Japan, right, bang their way into Inwood tomorrow. The Scandanavian Music Festival opens in Fort Tryon Park on Sunday. –7:06 a.m., June 9


Directors & officers Thanks for attending last night’s annual meeting and for casting your votes. The board membership remains the same, with the directors continuing their roles as officers:

     Ted Kirschner—president

     Mindy Fox—vice president

     Riva Hocherman—vice president

     Jessica Bendiner—secretary

     Hannes Bülow—treasurer

You may reach the directors by sending an email to Or just say hello in the elevator. –10:45 a.m., June 7


Annual meeting Shareholders are encouraged to attend your annual meeting of the corporation tonight at 7 in the lobby. The board will share updates on finances, maintenance and its plans for the coming year. If you can’t make it there’s still time to assign a proxy. –7:10 a.m., June 6


Subway elevators If you use the 190th Street Station, you won’t be surprised to hear that the elevators there are amont the least reliable in the city, breaking down with passengers inside more than other other. The 181st Street excalators aren’t much better. Here’s the full report. –7:16 a.m., June 5


Shareholder’s proxy If you can’t make it to the corporation’s annual meeting Tuesday at 7, please designate someone—who will attend—to vote on your behalf. Fill out the proxy form, sign it and hand it to your neighbor or to a board member. Your participation, even in absentia, helps make the meeting a success. –1:39 p.m., June 4


Weekend picks You won’t believe the variety of music to choose from this weekend, from Italian arias in Inwood to offbeat pop in Hudson Heights, where you’ll also run into a string quartet or Dominican folk in Lower WaHi. And there’s the annual Native American Pow Wow on Sunday. If music isn’t your thing, learn to row on Saturday in Swindler’s Cove. –7:38 a.m., June 2


Uptown apartments A study of young peoples’ hopes for careers shows that 44 percent of recent graduates want to more to New York. Where will they all live? Of the five city neighborhoods seen as affordable for twenty-somethings, only one is in Manhattan, and it’s WaHi. –7:31 a.m., May 30


F-18 flyover In conjunction with Fleet Week a few military flyover activities will take place today. This morning at 11, four F-18 aircraft will conduct a flyover of the Hudson River, heading north at altitudes between 1,800 to 3,500 feet. Then at about  3:50, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will conduct a parachute jump into Citi Field in Queens before the Mets Game. –9:03 a.m., May 29


Grilling map 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. Make mine medium rare! –4:05 p.m., May 28


Weekend picks Oscar Wilde’s famous farce of mistaken identity plays tonight on Jumel Terrace. Create ceramic art on Saturday in Inwood. Listen to a cello trio on Sunday in Hudson Heights. –8:03 a.m., May 26


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


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

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