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.

Help Save Liberty State Park from a bill that would privatize & commercialize huge swaths of this iconic urban state park

Urgent: A vote is expected by next week. Ask your Assembly representative to oppose A4264 unless it is amended to protect Liberty State Park from large-scale commercialization and privatization. This bill in its current form would allow for a 7,000 seat event venue & two stadiums. A4264 has been vigorously pushed by Paul Fireman, the billionaire owner of the nearby Liberty National Golf Club who has sought to expand his golf course into the environmentally sensitive Caven Point Natural Area. Contact information for your Hudson County Assembly members is provided in the link below.

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Join us on City of Water Day, Saturday July 16, at the Hoboken Waterfront

Join the Fund for a Better Waterfront, Resilience Adventures, the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Ke Aloha Outrigger, the Hoboken Historical Museum, the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association and Montclair State University’s NJ Center for Water Science & Technology for City of Water Day, Saturday, July 16th, on Hoboken’s waterfront. A schedule for the day’s events will be posted soon. City of Water Day, sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance and the NY/NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, brings together organizations throughout the NYC metropolitan region to raise awareness about the risk we all face from flooding and rising seas, and to champion climate resilient shorelines and waterfront communities.

Recent Articles

FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project

June 9th, 2022|Comments Off on FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project

May 26, 2022 To: Director Ryan Sharp, City Engineer Olga Garcia From: Ron Hine Re: Sinatra Drive Project - Response to May 11 presentation We have reviewed the Kimley-Horn/City of Hoboken presentation [...]

A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks

May 5th, 2022|Comments Off on A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks

A birds-eye view of Church Square Park, one of the original Hoboken parks, established in the late 1800s. by Ron Hine | May 5, 2022 National Arbor Day was observed this past [...]

Give Warrington Plaza back to the people

March 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Give Warrington Plaza back to the people

The City of Hoboken should require NJ Transit and the Hoboken Yard developer to restore Warrington Plaza and open it up to the public without delay. Its restoration should not be contingent on future [...]

The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)

March 17th, 2022|Comments Off on The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)

FBW | March 17, 2022 This spring, the Federal Transit Administration will announce $250 million in additional grants for the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Program contained in the recently passed Bipartisan [...]

Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

March 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

The Public Trust Doctrine provides the legal grounds for a public waterfront Gap sites in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway include Admiral's Walk in Edgewater (slide 1), the [...]

The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East

February 4th, 2022|Comments Off on The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East

Send a letter to County officials to restore the protected bike lane design to Boulevard East sponsored by Bike Hudson County and member groups Bike Hoboken, BikeJC, Bike Weehawken, Bike North Bergen and Bici UC. [...]

A Park Proposal for Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment Plan

February 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on A Park Proposal for Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment Plan

Image 1: North End Redevelopment Area Existing Conditions Image 2: FBW Park Proposed for North End Image 3: FBW Park Proposed for North End including tree-lined 15th Street [...]

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 [...]