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The transformation of Hoboken’s waterfront and the creation of a continuous, public park

After 32 years, FBW’s proposed plan along the Hudson River is closer to being realized FBW | September 14, 2022 For most of the 1900s, maritime industries dominated Hoboken’s Hudson River waterfront. The transformation of this waterfront began some thirty years ago as new commercial and residential [...]

The transformation of Hoboken’s waterfront and the creation of a continuous, public park2022-09-13T09:45:39-04:00

Connect the Waterfront 2022 – 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 2022 – Sponsorship Opportunities2022-09-13T16:09:57-04:00

Making the “green circuit” greener along Hoboken’s waterfront

FBW proposes a landscape plan for the Sinatra Drive Project Above inages:  Existing vs. Proposed for Sinatra Drive adjacent to Union Dry Dock and Existing vs. Proposed for Sinatra Drive north of Sinatra Park both prepared by Arnold Associates for the Fund for a Better Waterfront. The [...]

Making the “green circuit” greener along Hoboken’s waterfront2022-08-24T14:25:54-04:00

Fierce opposition to $4.7 billion expansion of Turnpike Extension meets resistance from NJ Governor and Turnpike Authority

FBW | August 12, 2022 On a daily basis, 100,000 cars pass through the Holland Tunnel. Much of this traffic traverses the 8-mile long New Jersey Turnpike Extension connecting Exit 14 on the Turnpike in Newark, across the Newark Bay Bridge through Bayonne and Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel. This [...]

Fierce opposition to $4.7 billion expansion of Turnpike Extension meets resistance from NJ Governor and Turnpike Authority2022-08-10T10:38:39-04:00

Construction of a long-awaited waterfront park at the Weehawken Cove will begin next spring

Significant progress for Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW in 1990, will be made in 2023 FBW | August 4, 2022 Construction of a 2.5-acre waterfront park at the north end of Hoboken at the Weehawken Cove will begin this spring. This will be [...]

Construction of a long-awaited waterfront park at the Weehawken Cove will begin next spring2022-08-04T16:28:18-04:00

City of Water Day at Maxwell Place Park, former home to the Maxwell House Coffee Plant 

Join a celebration on Saturday, July 16 of Hoboken’s public waterfront  THE SCHEDULE FBW | July 11, 2022 When it was built in 1939, the Maxwell House Coffee Plant was the largest coffee processing plant in the world. For a time, it was Hoboken’s largest employer. Its [...]

City of Water Day at Maxwell Place Park, former home to the Maxwell House Coffee Plant 2022-07-12T15:11:03-04:00

Join us on City of Water Day 2022 at the Hoboken waterfront

Schdule of Events On the Hoboken waterfront at Maxwell Place Park (unless otherwise noted)  9 AM - 10 AM Tour the Hoboken waterfront with FBW Executive Director Ron Hine to learn the latest about the City’s Sinatra Drive Project, Union Dry Dock and more. Meet at 11th Street & Sinatra Drive North at 9 [...]

Join us on City of Water Day 2022 at the Hoboken waterfront2022-07-15T16:27:25-04:00

FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project

May 26, 2022 To: Director Ryan Sharp, City Engineer Olga Garcia From: Ron Hine Re: Sinatra Drive Project - Response to May 11 presentation We have reviewed the Kimley-Horn/City of Hoboken presentation on the Sinatra Drive Project from May 11 and have recommendations focused on street trees and parking as well as [...]

FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project2022-06-09T08:41:35-04:00

Discover Your Waterfront on Sunday, June 5

Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 12 Noon A morning of free fun for all ages at the Hoboken Cove in Maxwell Place Park 11th Street & Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken FBW and Resilience Adventures invite you to come on down to the Hoboken Cove, where  we'll be exploring the biodiversity of [...]

Discover Your Waterfront on Sunday, June 52022-05-31T16:07:30-04:00

A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks

A birds-eye view of Church Square Park, one of the original Hoboken parks, established in the late 1800s. by Ron Hine | May 5, 2022 National Arbor Day was observed this past Friday, April 29. For a group of Hoboken residents, it was an opportunity to take a tree tour of this [...]

A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks2022-05-05T09:45:54-04:00

Court challenge moves forward as Hartz drives piles for high-rise towers at the Weehawken Cove

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 | April 25, 2022 For the past several months, Hartz Mountain has been driving piles for a pair of high-rise towers [...]

Court challenge moves forward as Hartz drives piles for high-rise towers at the Weehawken Cove2022-04-25T13:43:43-04:00

Give Warrington Plaza back to the people

The City of Hoboken should require NJ Transit and the Hoboken Yard developer to restore Warrington Plaza and open it up to the public without delay. Its restoration should not be contingent on future plans for the Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Project.  The desecration of Warrington Plaza at the historic site of the Hoboken [...]

Give Warrington Plaza back to the people2022-03-23T09:22:31-04:00

Hoboken Rail Yard redevelopment plans that failed to materialize

1999  John J. McMullen, the owner of the New Jersey Devils hockey team, sought to obtain the air rights over the Hoboken rail yard to build a 3.3 million square foot complex containing a 18,500 seat arena.  2008  Hoboken Mayor David Roberts hired Fox Fowle (later renamed fxcollaborative) [...]

Hoboken Rail Yard redevelopment plans that failed to materialize2022-03-23T09:23:46-04:00

The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)

FBW | March 17, 2022 This spring, the Federal Transit Administration will announce $250 million in additional grants for the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Program contained in the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. An additional $250 million in this program has been authorized, subject to appropriation, over a five year period. [...]

The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)2022-03-17T16:56:21-04:00

Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

The Public Trust Doctrine provides the legal grounds for a public waterfront Gap sites in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway include Admiral's Walk in Edgewater (slide 1), the Weehawken Park just to the north of Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken (slide 2), Union Dry Dock in Hoboken (slide 3) [...]

Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway2022-03-01T12:12:31-05:00

The Sinatra Drive Project is an opportunity to upgrade the long neglected central waterfront

The stellar qualities of Hoboken’s South Waterfront should be extended north from 4th to 11th FBW | February 17, 2022 The City of Hoboken has received two grants totalling $1.2 million to reconstruct Sinatra Drive and add a protected bicycle pathway from 4th to 11th Streets. In December [...]

The Sinatra Drive Project is an opportunity to upgrade the long neglected central waterfront2022-02-18T19:22:44-05:00

The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East

Send a letter to County officials to restore the protected bike lane design to Boulevard East sponsored by Bike Hudson County and member groups Bike Hoboken, BikeJC, Bike Weehawken, Bike North Bergen and Bici UC. Emmanuelle Morgen | February 21, 2022 In March, Hudson County engineers will submit plans for a $19 million [...]

The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East2022-02-21T16:34:45-05:00

A Park Proposal for Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment Plan

Image 1: North End Redevelopment Area Existing Conditions Image 2: FBW Park Proposed for North End Image 3: FBW Park Proposed for North End including tree-lined 15th Street Image 4: Ill-conceived "Linear Park" in North End Redevelopment Plan (#3) FBW | February 2, 2022 This report was [...]

A Park Proposal for Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment Plan2022-02-03T09:42:30-05:00

In praise of London plane trees in London . . . and in Hoboken

Shade trees also play a vital role in combating climate change Hoboken’s first parks -- Church Square, Columbus, Stevens and Elysian -- dating from the late 1880s to 1912, all contain London plane trees. What remarkable foresight the city leaders of that era had, as their investment has lasted [...]

In praise of London plane trees in London . . . and in Hoboken2022-01-25T13:40:11-05:00
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