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.

The story of FBW’s unique role in shaping the development of Hoboken’s waterfront told at Public Library

My presentation on February 22, “Urban Planning & the Hoboken Waterfront” was an opportunity to relate FBW’s successful advocacy for a public waterfront and the planning principles that made it possible. I was also able to highlight what is needed in the coming years for Hoboken’s waterfront to live up to its full potential. “I found it really inspiring how much you and others in Hoboken have done to preserve the waterfront as public space,” wrote urban planner Meera Kumar in an email. “I actually live in Jersey City (in the Heights) and often run the waterfront – the crossover from Hoboken to Newport is so stark to me and I never understood [before] why it feels so different.”

The Schooner Apollonia has added Hoboken to its 2024 sail freight season; buy a boat box to support sustainable freight 

Exciting news! The Schooner Apollonia will be docking in Hoboken as part of its 2024 sail freight season, making stops in May, June, September and October. Thanks to the 13 people who pledged to purchase a Boat Box, we were able to add Hoboken as a port. The Boat Box, costing $250, is similar to community-supported agriculture. It is a way to support Apollonia’s mission: shipping goods sustainably up and down the Hudson River. In addition, you will receive a box with a sampling of the products being shipped. You can show up four times this season when the Apollonia docks to receive your box and witness this magnificent, restored 1947 sailing vessel. More information is provided on the link below.

BUY A BOAT BOX

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