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.
FBW has launched its 2023 Annual Fund Campaign – We are counting on you to help us reach our goal
Keep an eye out for our brochure, A Green and Blue Vision for the Park at Union Dry Dock, that will be going out in the mail shortly. Your contribution will help us complete the vision for a continuous, public waterfront park in Hoboken, including a long-sought-after portion at the Union Dry Dock site. The FBW Board of Directors will be providing a challenge, to be announced shortly, to kick off this campaign. Please donate today.
Hoboken Planning Board to hear NY Waterway application for ferry maintenance facility at Union Dry Dock: Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
The Planning Board meeting will take place at City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken. NY Waterway will present its case before the Board including testimony from its engineers at Bowman Consulting. The public will have an opportunity to voice concerns about the negative impacts from the ferry maintenance facility.
FBW Open House – Sunday, June 4 from noon to 4 pm at the Neumann Leathers Building, Fifth Floor, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken.
Visit our modest office at the Neumann Leathers Building. Our 1990 model for the Hoboken waterfront will be on display. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss the latest issues concerning Union Dry Dock, the North End Redevelopment Plan and fully connecting Hoboken’s waterfront park. Our open house is scheduled to run simultaneously with the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour.
Over 1700 people respond to survey, providing input for a park at Union Dry Dock
Public shows support for passive park, green space, natural habitats and living shorelines FBW | May 10, 2023 “A beautiful open space that connects the whole Hoboken waterfront!” “Please don't [...]
Our proposal for a public greenway along 15th Street at Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment
Create a space for the public at the 30-acre North End Redevelopment Area that connects the park at the Weehawken Cove to the public transit plaza at the Palisades Cliffs FBW | May [...]
On Arbor Day, April 28, taking inventory of Hoboken’s canopy trees
Hoboken parks established in an earlier era are full of shade trees, but for the past 20 years, the City has squandered opportunities for more The expanse of concrete at the north end [...]
Gov. Murphy signs an act revoking pay-to-play reforms established in Hoboken & 100s of other NJ municipalities
New Jersey State Democrats have upended progressive campaign finance measures instituted by local governments and citizen groups over the past two decades FBW | April 18, 2023 Nearly two decades ago, [...]
A photo survey of how people used Hoboken’s waterfront park on mid-day Thursday, April 13, 2023
The photos below show people sitting, running, walking, cycling, pushing baby strollers, sunbathing, picnicking, reading, walking their dogs, eating lunch, skateboarding, fishing and just hanging out. The most popular part is Hoboken’s South Waterfront [...]
Active public engagement kickstarts the planning process for a park at Union Dry Dock
The next public meeting will occur in June, but everyone is encouraged to complete the City’s survey before April 18 (link on homepage) FBW | April 8, 2023 It has been [...]
NY Waterway submits deficient application to Hoboken Planning Board for ferry maintenance facility
Board's Site Plan Review Committee will consider application on April 11 FBW | April 7, 2023 On Tuesday, April 11, the Site Plan Review Committee of the Hoboken Planning Board [...]
Mayor Richard Turner threatens to give NY Waterway the boot from Weehawken ferry maintenance site, urges regional solution
The Port Imperial Marina property owned by NY Waterway through Romulus Development Corp. FBW | March 27, 2023 On March 22, 2023, the Weehawken Township Council approved a resolution laying the groundwork [...]
Points to consider in designing a park at Union Dry Dock
The first public meeting for the park design will be on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton Street. FBW | March 24, 2023 A park [...]
Who needs a car in Hoboken, the ultimate 15-minute city?
Ron Hine | FBW | March 13, 2023 It takes me less than 15 minutes to walk to my office in the old, industrial Neumann Leathers Building at Hoboken’s southern border. [...]
Over 30 years ago, Arnold Associates developed an innovative planting technique for urban trees
FBW recommends “air-entrained soil,” permeable surfaces and sufficient soil volumes used at the Hoboken South Waterfront for the Sinatra Drive Project FBW | March 1, 2023 Since its founding [...]
Hoboken awards contract to Dattner Architects to design a park for Union Dry Dock
Opportunities for a living shoreline, use of the piers and the completion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway could be postponed until 2030 or beyond FBW | February 22, 2023 In [...]