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.
Hoboken’s North End Plan
The proposed two and a half acres of open space, most in what is called a “linear park,” will be private not public. A two-acre park – a real public park – would fit within a typical block measuring 420’ x 200.’ It would be clearly delineated within the public street grid. This is a very modest proposal for a highly valuable 30-acre development site. For more information, read our April 6, 2021 memo to the Hoboken City Council.
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 [...]
Trees at South Waterfront have survived Sandy and Isaias but not at Maxwell Place Park FBW | September 8, 2020 On August 5, Hurricane Isaias reached the Northeast Coast of [...]
More photos: Liberty Harbor North in Jersey City, New Jersey – July 2020 Photo 1: New urbanist development in Jersey City at Liberty Harbor North. Photo 2: The street layout for [...]
Photo 1: The newly built Ellipse, a luxury residential 44-story tower, on a pier at Jersey City's Newport waterfront. Photo 2: Bird-eye view of Hoboken's South Waterfront with a waterfront park [...]