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.
How to design a park as a successful public space
A message from FBW Executive Director: Hoboken’s waterfront began with a plan — an extended public street grid — that clearly delineated the park along the Hudson River from the upland blocks of private development. Other Hudson River municipalities failed to extend the public rights-of-way — the streets and sidewalks — thus making the state-required 30-foot walkway difficult to access and diminishing the quality of the public space at the water’s edge.
Extending a similar landscape design to the north would make Hoboken’s waterfront truly exceptional The rows of trees lining the promenade along Hoboken's South Waterfront reflects the importance of trees [...]
FBW has filed a complaint with the NJDEP against the City of Hoboken for violating state requirement for 24 hour public access The City of Hoboken has allowed Prime Cycle [...]
Ron Hine | FBW | April 20, 2021 By far, the best portion of Hoboken’s riverfront park, with its canopy of London Plane trees and generous swaths of open space, [...]
Image 1: The Hudson River Palisades in Alpine, New Jersey. Image 2: Highrise towers built atop the Palisades Cliffs in Fort Lee and Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Image 3: [...]
Hoboken City Council will cast final vote on North End Plan on Wed. night March 3 at 7 pm. Image 1: Hoboken's turn-of-the-century five-story walkups on Washington St. [...]
The award-winning public park at Hoboken's South Waterfront built in the 1990s. by Ron Hine | FBW | January 2, 2021 Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to undertake [...]
Humpback whale spouting in Hudson River . From video by @AndresJavierNYC. FBW | December 15, 2020 Last week, a humpback whale was sighted breaching as it cruised up the Hudson River [...]
The Weehawken and Hoboken Coves provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and greater waterfront access
Biodiversity at the Weehawken Cove and Hoboken north waterfront have been documented. FBW | November 29, 2020 Over past thirty years, similar projects have been developed throughout the New York-New Jersey [...]
The Weehawken Cove connects Hoboken's north waterfront to Weehawken and will be the site of a new 4-acre park on the Hoboken side abutting the proposed high-rise site. FBW | November 18, [...]
The Billion Oyster Project harnesses the oyster’s unique ability to restore the New York Harbor’s ecosystem
At our November 12th event, the Fund for a Better Waterfront will bestow its annual Riparian Award to the Billion Oyster Project FBW | November 5, 2020 If you recently ordered [...]