An essential goal of the Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) has been to create a park along the river’s edge that unquestionably belongs to and is accessible to all — people from every walk of life, for generations to come. To make Hoboken’s waterfront successful, FBW has paid attention to the details: front doors & windows and ground-floor retail facing the waterfront; parkland designed with an emphasis on green space; the park, continuous from one end of town to the other, uninterrupted by private development; parking garages hidden from view; the new streets pedestrian & bicycle friendly; and new Hoboken-size blocks containing many buildings rather than one, monolithic structure.
Over its two-decade life, FBW has achieved most of these goals. But to finish the job and create a prototype for other communities to emulate, we need your support. Individual contributions have been our most important and dependable source of sustenance. In this coming year, FBW will pay special attention to defeating the Monarch towers proposed for a pier at the Weehawken Cove, securing a stellar plan for Hoboken’s central waterfront, and ensuring that the Rail Yard Redevelopment Plan becomes a grand addition at the south entrance to Hoboken. For details on these projects, please follow the links below.
Donations to FBW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are fully tax-deductible. Donate through PayPal or send a check to Fund for a Better Waterfront, P.O. Box 1965, Hoboken, NJ 07030.