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FBW’s reasons for opposing proposed sculpture for Pier C Park

The proposed sculpture is incompatible with the original design of Pier C Park  May 21, 2024 Ms. Jennifer Gonzalez Director of Climate Action + Innovation City of Hoboken Hoboken, New Jersey RE: Sculpture proposed for Pier C fishing pier Dear Ms. Gonzalez: FBW strongly supports the City of Hoboken's public art [...]

FBW’s reasons for opposing proposed sculpture for Pier C Park2024-05-22T15:03:33-04:00

Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award bestowed on 12 NJ residents including the Executive Director of FBW

The May 10 ceremony at Ramapo College recognized a diverse array of community changemakers FBW | May 13, 2024 Since 1997, the Russell Berrie Foundation has recognized 430 New Jersey residents for making a positive impact in their communities. On May 10, twelve people were honored with the 28th annual Russ [...]

Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award bestowed on 12 NJ residents including the Executive Director of FBW2024-05-14T11:01:51-04:00

Photos from Jane’s Walk Hoboken on May 4 by photographer John Dalton

Jane's Walk took place in over 400 communities around the world the weekend of May 3 through May 5, including this tour in Hoboken sponsored by the Hoboken Historical Museum and the Fund for a Better Waterfront Jane's Walk Hoboken began at Little City Books on First & Bloomfield where there was a [...]

Photos from Jane’s Walk Hoboken on May 4 by photographer John Dalton2024-05-14T12:01:56-04:00

Connect the Waterfront 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Fund for a Better Waterfront depends on the funds we raise at our one big annual fundraising party - CONNECT THE WATERFRONT - each year. Sponsoring the event is a great way to support our work, promote your company, and show your customers your strong commitment to the community. The [...]

Connect the Waterfront 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities2024-05-01T12:48:00-04:00

Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ eyes

Her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, has influenced generations of urban thinkers and city planners Jane's Walk Hoboken will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m.  Click link to register. Ron Hine  |  FBW | April 28, 2024 I read Jane Jacobs’ seminal book, The [...]

Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ eyes2024-04-28T21:04:39-04:00

Jane’s Walk: Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ Eyes

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Due to popular demand, we have scheduled a 2nd Jane's Walk. The Saturday tour was fully booked. In her seminal book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs writes about her West Village neighborhood in Manhattan. But she [...]

Jane’s Walk: Seeing Hoboken through Jane Jacobs’ Eyes2024-05-05T10:09:04-04:00

What is the key to Hoboken’s success as a vibrant urban community?

A mix of residential and retail uses, high densities, small lot sizes, and rows of buildings hugging front lot lines all contribute to lively, walkable neighborhoods Hoboken Street Life - Slide 1: Eighth and Washington Streets; Slide 2: Bloomfield Street; Slide 3: Corner coffee shop 10th & Park; [...]

What is the key to Hoboken’s success as a vibrant urban community?2024-04-10T09:44:38-04:00

Hoboken’s private, lifeless alleyways are an ill-conceived attempt to create public space

"The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center." - William H. Whyte “There must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street. The buildings on a street equipped to handle strangers [...]

Hoboken’s private, lifeless alleyways are an ill-conceived attempt to create public space2024-04-10T10:34:10-04:00

Hoboken model to mitigate flooding dependent on massive gov’t support as costs rise and major rain storms intensify

A $392 million flood wall, now under construction, will protect against coastal storm surge; an additional $100 million has been invested in stormwater retention systems and high-velocity pumps to reduce flash flooding  FBW | April 1, 2024 FEMA’s flood maps, revised in 2013, show 75 percent of Hoboken's land [...]

Hoboken model to mitigate flooding dependent on massive gov’t support as costs rise and major rain storms intensify2024-04-02T12:16:49-04:00

RSVP for Earth Day Movie Night on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Community Church of Hoboken at 600 Garden Street Join FBW and Resilience Adventures as we celebrate Earth Day with the free screening of two remarkable environmental films, A Living River and Chasing Coral. A Living River is a short film by award-winning National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster that chronicles how the Hudson River – after [...]

RSVP for Earth Day Movie Night on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.2024-03-21T09:32:17-04:00

NJDEP is sued for failure to abide by its own Hudson River walkway requirement on land that it owns

Conservancy pushes to complete the final gaps in the mostly built Hudson River Waterfront Walkway The retail stores and restaurants at the Edgewater Marketplace block access to the water's edge, preventing the continuation of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on this land owned by the NJDEP.  [...]

NJDEP is sued for failure to abide by its own Hudson River walkway requirement on land that it owns2024-03-12T12:09:39-04:00

Proposals to monetize and privatize portions of Maritime Park run counter to the goal of a truly public waterfront

Leasing the Community Hub building to a commercial operator would trigger the referendum requirement  Proposal to “Capitalize on Kayaking” conflicts with the mission of the free 20-year-old kayaking program that serves thousands each summer  FBW | March 4, 2024 By leasing the Community Hub building proposed for Maritime Park, the [...]

Proposals to monetize and privatize portions of Maritime Park run counter to the goal of a truly public waterfront2024-03-04T09:17:57-05:00

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

Ron Hine  |  February 23, 2024 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 [...]

The story of FBW’s unique role in shaping the development of Hoboken’s waterfront told at Public Library2024-02-29T10:31:07-05:00

Aaron Lewit (3/7/1948 – 2/27/2024) had a life-long commitment to social justice and progressive causes

We will celebrate Aaron’s life with a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 9th at the Hoboken Community Church on Sixth and Garden Streets at 11 a.m.    Ron Hine | February 28, 2024 Aaron Lewit’s life began in 1948 in the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey, a community immortalized in [...]

Aaron Lewit (3/7/1948 – 2/27/2024) had a life-long commitment to social justice and progressive causes2024-02-28T17:02:24-05:00

Can the City of Hoboken afford the $74.5 million price tag to build Maritime Park?

Pedestrian bridge spanning Sinatra Drive, Community Hub building and two new piers account for one-third of total cost FBW | February 13, 2024 Ayear ago, the City awarded a $1.2 million contract to a professional team assembled by Dattner Architects to design a park at the former Union Dry Dock [...]

Can the City of Hoboken afford the $74.5 million price tag to build Maritime Park?2024-02-13T15:33:39-05:00

Urban Planning and the Hoboken Waterfront, a slide lecture at the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Avenue FULLY BOOKED! PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST. FULLY BOOKED! Across the country in the 18th and 19th centuries, city founders adopted official maps, early [...]

Urban Planning and the Hoboken Waterfront, a slide lecture at the Hoboken Public Library2024-02-07T10:06:32-05:00

First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges

Significant progress for Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW in 1990, will be made in 2024-2025 FBW | January 31, 2024 Construction of a 2.5-acre waterfront park at the north end of Hoboken at the Weehawken Cove has started. This will be the first major [...]

First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges2024-01-31T10:08:33-05:00

Support sustainable shipping & make Hoboken a port in Apollonia’s 2024 sail freight season: Take the Boat Box Pledge

Help shipping return to Hoboken, sustainably! FBW | January 30, 2024 The Schooner Apollonia, a restored 1946 merchant sailing vessel utilizing winds and the tides, ensures zero-emission deliveries of a variety of shelf-stable goods. Since its maiden voyage in May of 2020, the Apollonia has kept a full manifest through [...]

Support sustainable shipping & make Hoboken a port in Apollonia’s 2024 sail freight season: Take the Boat Box Pledge2024-01-31T11:33:06-05:00

Judge Jablonski signs Consent Order that grants City of Hoboken clear title to Union Dry Dock property

Purchase price of $18.5 million to be paid to NY Waterway; deed will be amended to conform to Open Space Trust Fund ordinance FBW | January 22, 2024 A Consent Order for Final Judgment signed by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Jablonski on January 11 has granted to the City of Hoboken clear [...]

Judge Jablonski signs Consent Order that grants City of Hoboken clear title to Union Dry Dock property2024-01-22T14:38:22-05:00
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