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Are we saving or destroying the Hudson River Palisades?

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: The Hoboken Heights project under construction in Union City, New Jersey. FBW | March 25, 2021 The Palisades Cliffs, facing [...]

Are we saving or destroying the Hudson River Palisades?2021-03-29T14:17:34-04:00

A model for the North End redevelopment: Hoboken’s own historic urban village

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. south of Newark St. Image 2: The North End Redevelopment Plan: rendering of buildings along 15th Street looking east. Image [...]

A model for the North End redevelopment: Hoboken’s own historic urban village2021-02-28T10:55:42-05:00

Urban design flaws afflict North End Plan

An amended North End Plan will go back to a first reading/vote by the Hoboken City Council on Wed. night February 17 at 7 pm. Image 1: North End Redevelopment Plan: massing illustration. Image 2: North End Redevelopment Plan: rendering of building along 15th Street looking east. Image [...]

Urban design flaws afflict North End Plan2021-02-10T19:22:54-05:00

Connect the Waterfront 2020 – The full show

FBW’s November 12, 2020 Connect the Waterfront virtual event. This is the full 1-hour show featuring music, 30 year history of Hoboken waterfront, Mayor Bhalla's waterfront update, a plan for the central waterfront, and dramatic aerial waterfront footage by Dronegenuity.com. More videos

Connect the Waterfront 2020 – The full show2021-01-05T20:04:56-05:00

30 Years of Advocacy on the Hoboken Waterfront

30 Years of Advocacy on the Hoboken Waterfront – Since 1990, FBW’s Plan for the Hoboken Waterfront has shaped its development. Includes interviews with FBW founder Augusta Przygoda, former Hoboken Mayor David Roberts and architect Craig Whitaker. This video was part of the hour long video presented in FBW’s 2020 Connect the Waterfront event. [...]

30 Years of Advocacy on the Hoboken Waterfront2021-01-05T19:35:19-05:00

Presentation of 2020 Riparian Award to Billion Oyster Project

As part of its 2020 Connect the Waterfront event, FBW presented its Annual Riparian Award to the Billion Oyster Project. Founded in 2014, the Billion Oyster Project was the brainchild of Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski. Both shared a vision for restoring New York Harbor’s degraded ecosystem and teaching future generations to share in [...]

Presentation of 2020 Riparian Award to Billion Oyster Project2021-01-05T17:47:50-05:00

The Central Park effect: value added from public parks

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 a study showing that parks increase property values. In 1856, a year before construction began, Olmsted estimated that the three [...]

The Central Park effect: value added from public parks2020-12-31T11:48:26-05:00

Humpback whale swims up a cleaner, more hospitable Hudson River

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 near Weehawken, New Jersey. For a number of years, these creatures have ventured into parts of the New York Harbor, [...]

Humpback whale swims up a cleaner, more hospitable Hudson River2020-12-15T09:55:45-05:00

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 Estuary following a restoration master plan Although much of the lower Hudson River has a man-made bulkhead--a hard edge--protecting [...]

The Weehawken and Hoboken Coves provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and greater waterfront access2020-11-29T20:13:36-05:00

FBW appeals approvals for high-rise development at 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 | November 18, 2020 In August, the Fund for a Better Waterfront and two other plaintiffs filed suit challenging the Weehawken [...]

FBW appeals approvals for high-rise development at Weehawken Cove2020-11-19T15:39:19-05:00

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 up a plate of oysters at a New York City oyster bar, there is a good chance your discarded shells [...]

The Billion Oyster Project harnesses the oyster’s unique ability to restore the New York Harbor’s ecosystem2020-11-05T15:13:37-05:00

FBW’s virtual fundraiser: Connect the Waterfront – 30 Years of Advocacy

BUY TICKETS October 29, 2020 Media Advisory FBW’s Connect the Waterfront - 30 Years of Advocacy, annual fundraising party will be held virtually on November 12 at 7 p.m. The event will include an online auction beginning Nov. 5 and a video that features the Billion Oyster Project, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, musician James Calleo and FBW’s [...]

FBW’s virtual fundraiser: Connect the Waterfront – 30 Years of Advocacy2020-10-29T15:04:31-04:00

Hoboken’s London Plane trees & how they can survive waterfront storms

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 the United States as a tropical storm. Its hurricane-force wind gusts uprooted London Plane trees at Maxwell Place Park, a [...]

Hoboken’s London Plane trees & how they can survive waterfront storms2020-09-08T16:46:20-04:00

Liberty Harbor North at Jersey City waterfront based on the tenets of new urbanism

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 Liberty Harbor North. Photo 3: Additional townhouse development at Liberty Harbor North. FBW | July 28, 2020 Some of [...]

Liberty Harbor North at Jersey City waterfront based on the tenets of new urbanism2020-07-28T12:33:33-04:00

Liberty Harbor North in Jersey City, New Jersey – July 2020

Read the story: Liberty Harbor North at Jersey City waterfront based on the tenets of new urbanism Townhouse development at Liberty Harbor North is based on scale and character of surrounding historic Downtown Jersey City neighborhoods. Liberty Harbor North original street plan adopted by City of Jersey City in 2001 creating [...]

Liberty Harbor North in Jersey City, New Jersey – July 20202020-07-30T09:55:09-04:00