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.

Thank you! Thank you!

Your generous support this past year has sustained us through a difficult time. We truly appreciate your generosity. Last year, major progress was made at Union Dry Dock and the Monarch Pier, future connections to the continuous, public waterfront park that FBW first proposed over 30 years ago before any of Hoboken’s shoreline had been redeveloped. We look forward to more progress in the months ahead as we seek to realize this vision for a truly public waterfront.

Town Planning Stuff Everyone Needs to Know: #9 Walkable Street Design

Victor Dover of Dover Kohl & Partners, Town Planners based in Miami Florida explains “Walkable Street Design” in his video series: Town Planning Stuff Everyone Needs to Know. He says all the best towns are walkable. The streets are a place where people want to be. They are like a room with the buildings as walls and perhaps a tree canopy as a ceiling. Streets should not be faced with a blank wall but should be animated with windows, doors, porches, storefronts and balconies. Streets should also be memorable with beauty provided by the architecture and landscape design.  

Recent Articles

In praise of London plane trees in London . . . and in Hoboken

January 25th, 2022|Comments Off on In praise of London plane trees in London . . . and in Hoboken

Shade trees also play a vital role in combating climate change Hoboken’s first parks -- Church Square, Columbus, Stevens and Elysian -- dating from the late 1880s to 1912, [...]

FBW Photos: 2021 Year in Review

December 27th, 2021|Comments Off on FBW Photos: 2021 Year in Review

2021 was a breakthrough year for Hoboken's waterfront. Union Dry Dock and the Monarch Pier have been secured to become critical additions to the continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW 30 years [...]

FBW’s Year in Review for 2021

December 27th, 2021|Comments Off on FBW’s Year in Review for 2021

2021 was a breakthrough year for Hoboken's waterfront. Union Dry Dock and the Monarch Pier have been secured to become critical additions to the continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW 30 [...]

Photos from Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch, FBW’s 2021 gala at the Antique Loft

November 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Photos from Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch, FBW’s 2021 gala at the Antique Loft

FBW's November 11, 2021 annual fundraising party was the most successful ever held by our organization. Everyone enjoyed coming together in person after being apart for so long. The event was sold out ten days ahead [...]

FBW to honor Jim Vance with the 10th Annual Riparian Award

October 26th, 2021|Comments Off on FBW to honor Jim Vance with the 10th Annual Riparian Award

The November 11 Connect the Waterfront gala will be a tribute to our long-time FBW advocate FBW | October 26, 2021 Many adjectives have been ascribed to Jim Vance: energetic, enthusiastic, zealous, gregarious, magnanimous, [...]

Questions for the Hoboken City Council candidates

October 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Questions for the Hoboken City Council candidates

Top row are Sheila Brennan, Cheryl Fallick and Paul Presinzano of the Independently Together slate and Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and Joe Quintero of the Team Bhalla slate. Bottome row [...]

If you flooded during Ida, build back better through flood proofing

September 30th, 2021|Comments Off on If you flooded during Ida, build back better through flood proofing

All of Hoboken’s investments in flood mitigation, however helpful, cannot eliminate future flooding FBW | September 30, 2021 In the nine years since Superstorm Sandy, the City of Hoboken and the North Hudson Sewerage [...]