- Design Principles
- FBW Plans
- Gov. Christie vetoes bill risking flood insurance eligibility for Hudson River municipalities
- Zimmer announces flood-mitigation strategy
- Senator Sacco’s bill would put people in harm’s way
- Six months later, relief comes to NJ businesses
- Considering proposals to stem the tides by Canute, Bloomberg, and Zimmer
- 79% of Hoboken falls into FEMA’s new flood zone!
- Flood insurance rates will skyrocket but City has opportunity to reduce your premiums by 45%
- Monarch Towers now in FEMA’s Coastal High Hazard Flood Zone
- The Long Slip Canal and protecting Hoboken from the next surge
- The morning after Sandy: Hoboken’s waterfront parks
- Are we devising flood remedies based on a 1,000 year storm?
- $10s of millions in pipeline for Hoboken flood mitigation; can City manage it?
- Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force selects professional teams to design solutions
- Developing a Plan
- Utilizing polders as flood mitigation measure
- A serious conversation about Sandy
- The Dutch Dialogues: A model for Hoboken
- The Big Uneasy
- 12-Point Plan in preparation for the next Sandy
- Post-Sandy: After repairing the damage, then what?
- Shipyard attempts to reverse Planning Board
- FBW files motion to intervene
- Two strikes on the Monarch towers
- Freeholders counsel rejects Monarch appeal
- City sues Monarch developers for breach of contract
- County Planning Board stuns Monarch developers
- Can the waterfront walkway be a “street”?
- Shipyard’s Plan to Privatize Pier
- FBW challenges state approval
- DEP flouts its permit to restore pier
- Hudson River Walkway
- Hoboken’s South Waterfront designated one of NJ’s Great Public Spaces by NJ-APA
- Defining the key to Hoboken’s success as a thriving urban community
- Yankee ferry evicted from Hoboken’s pier
- Will Hoboken Shipyard’s Pier 13 bring bad luck for public access?
- City Council ordinance key to completing plan for Hoboken’s central waterfront
- Hoboken vs. Jersey City waterfront
- What do Zuccotti Park and Hudson River Walkway have in common?
- The good news and the bad concerning Maxwell Place Park
- Roots over the River
- Hoboken’s original plan and first parks established in 1804
- Rail Yards
- Stevens Institute
- Union Dry Dock
- Get Involved
We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water’s edge belongs to the public.
Public vs. Private
In addition to problems with public access, Margaret Kohn describes the threat to democracy and freedom of speech in her book, Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space. As malls replace town centers and developers create open space that is privately owned and controlled, Ms. Kohn demonstrates how this privatization results in restrictions on political expression. Gated communities, privately owned plazas and malls operate outside of democratic politics. Read article..
The Shipyard developer’s Monarch towers proposal is winding its tortured path through the approval process and is now headed back to the Hoboken Planning Board on December 18. Last year the Board denied the application without holding a hearing. The project has been opposed by the Mayor and Council, City of Hoboken, Hudson Tea Building Condo Association and the Fund for a Better Waterfront. One of the first issues to be resolved is what variances might be required by developers David and Michael Barry.Read more.
Rebuild by Design
TThe OMA team’s design, selected by the jury, is entitled Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: a comprehensive strategy for Hoboken. Superstorm Sandy flooded 75 percent of Hoboken which became the poster-child for Sandy flooding in densely populated urban communities. The OMA team describes its approach as follows: “Our comprehensive strategy deploys both hard infrastructure and soft landscape for coastal defense (resist); recommends policies to enable the urban fabric to slow down water (delay); a green circuit to trap water (store) and water pumps to support drainage (discharge).” Read More.
Join us for this festive event on November 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. Special guest speaker Paul Gallay, Hudson Riverkeeper. Catered by Zafra Kitchens with open bar and entertainment. Dessert by Choc-O-Pain. Learn about the Hudson Riverkeeper’s vital role in cleaning up the Hudson River and the importance of completing our vision of a truly public waterfront for Hoboken. Read More.
The Hudson Riverkeeper has a remarkable story to tell going after polluters of the Hudson River and sparking a movement to clean up rivers across the nation. Paul Gallay, the Hudson Riverkeeper, will relate this inspirational tale on Thursday night, November 21 at the Fund for a Better Waterfront’s Annual Fundraising Party. The story echoes a similar grassroots effort in Hoboken to preserve its waterfront for the public’s use for generations to come, led by the advocacy efforts of FBW. Press Release
Must Watch Video
The Fund for a Better Waterfront has launched its new video featuring FBW planner/architect Craig Whitaker talking about the essential elements of urban design and planning that laid the foundation for the success of Hoboken’s south waterfront. In 1990, FBW hired Mr. Whitaker to develop a plan for the Hoboken waterfront and has worked closely with him since that time. Mr. Whitaker is the principal of Craig Whitaker Architects based in New York City. More info.