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.

Ask Gov. Phil Murphy to veto S2930/A4045 that undermines the Open Public Records Act!

FBW depends on access to public documents to monitor our local and state governments and advocate for the public’s interest. This legislation, recently passed by the NJ Senate and Assembly, would make accessing public records under the Open Public Records Act in New Jersey significantly harder leading to less transparency and greater opportunity for corruption and abuse.

FBW’s Executive Director honored with Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award

Since 1997, the Russell Berrie Foundation has recognized 430 New Jersey residents for making a positive impact in their communities. On May 10, twelve people were honored with the 28th annual Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award. Hoboken’s Ron Hine, the Executive Director of the Fund for Waterfront, was among this year’s distinguished group of honorees. The awards ceremony took place at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Broadcaster Steve Adubato was the master of ceremonies. The keynote address was delivered by Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, the CEO of Multiplying Good. In addition to Mr. Hine, this year’s honorees represented a broad array of issues and diverse communities throughout the state of New Jersey.

Submit your comments on the sculpture proposed for Pier C fishing pier to Director Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov

The proposed sculpture for the fishing pier at Pier C Park raises many questions. Will it inhibit the original intended use as a fishing pier? Will it be able to withstand another storm surge similar to Superstorm Sandy that devastated Pier C Park in 2012? Is this small pier an appropriate site for such an imposing artwork? It is billed as a tourist attraction but that contradicts our waterfront’s primary purpose as a local resource. You can submit written comments to Jennifer Gonzalez, Director of Climate Action + Innovation via email: jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov. 

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FBW’s reasons for opposing proposed sculpture for Pier C Park

May 22nd, 2024|Comments Off on FBW’s reasons for opposing proposed sculpture for Pier C Park

The proposed sculpture is incompatible with the original design of Pier C Park  May 21, 2024 Ms. Jennifer Gonzalez Director of Climate Action + Innovation City of Hoboken Hoboken, New Jersey [...]

Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ eyes

April 28th, 2024|Comments Off on Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ eyes

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April 10th, 2024|Comments Off on What is the key to Hoboken’s success as a vibrant urban community?

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March 31st, 2024|Comments Off on Hoboken model to mitigate flooding dependent on massive gov’t support as costs rise and major rain storms intensify

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Proposals to monetize and privatize portions of Maritime Park run counter to the goal of a truly public waterfront

March 1st, 2024|Comments Off on Proposals to monetize and privatize portions of Maritime Park run counter to the goal of a truly public waterfront

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First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges

January 31st, 2024|Comments Off on First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges

Significant progress for Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW in 1990, will be made in 2024-2025 FBW | January 31, 2024 Construction of a 2.5-acre [...]

New Jersey environmental and civic groups challenge Governor Murphy’s opposition to NYC’s congestion pricing plan

January 2nd, 2024|Comments Off on New Jersey environmental and civic groups challenge Governor Murphy’s opposition to NYC’s congestion pricing plan

34 groups, including the Fund for a Better Waterfront, file an Amicus brief in federal court New Jersey traffic headed to the entrance of the Holland Tunnel. FBW | [...]