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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

“Urban Planning & the Hoboken Waterfront” – FULLY BOOKED

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Avenue A slide lecture by Ron Hine, the Executive Director of the Fund for a Better Waterfront, on the time-tested urban design principles that have made Hoboken’s waterfront so successful, guided by a plan and vision laid out more than 30 [...]

“Urban Planning & the Hoboken Waterfront” – FULLY BOOKED2024-02-07T10:00:01-05:00

Erroneous lease boundaries for NY Waterway at Union Dry Dock site corrected on City of Hoboken’s website

FBW notifies City officials of discrepancy with lease boundaries FBW | January 4, 2024 Bowman Consulting produced a map for NY Waterway of the Union Dry Dock site with erroneous lease boundaries. The City of Hoboken posted this map on its Maritime Park website. FBW contacted City officials to point out the [...]

Erroneous lease boundaries for NY Waterway at Union Dry Dock site corrected on City of Hoboken’s website2024-01-04T11:16:38-05:00

New Jersey environmental and civic groups challenge Governor Murphy’s opposition to NYC’s congestion pricing plan

34 groups, including the Fund for a Better Waterfront, file an Amicus brief in federal court New Jersey traffic headed to the entrance of the Holland Tunnel. FBW | January 3, 2024 The Central Business District (CBD) Tolling Program, also known as the congestion pricing plan, would charge $15 [...]

New Jersey environmental and civic groups challenge Governor Murphy’s opposition to NYC’s congestion pricing plan2024-01-02T14:17:01-05:00

Court documents reveal details of settlement agreement between City of Hoboken and NY Waterway

Once the court approves the Consent Order for Final Judgment, NY Waterway will receive the agreed-upon purchase price of $18.5 million and the City of Hoboken will finally have clear title to the Union Dry Dock property  FBW | November 27, 2023 In November of 2017, Hoboken was stunned by [...]

Court documents reveal details of settlement agreement between City of Hoboken and NY Waterway2023-11-27T14:20:50-05:00

Help us continue over 3 decades of advocacy by including FBW in your year-end giving.

Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) was founded on the belief that the waterfront belongs to the people. For the last thirty years, we have been dedicated to our vision of a contiguous public park along the Hudson River. We have achieved a large portion of that goal in Hoboken and are dedicated to [...]

Help us continue over 3 decades of advocacy by including FBW in your year-end giving.2023-12-06T14:21:37-05:00

Photos from FBW’s November 9, 2023 Connect the Waterfront fundraising party

FBW's annual fundraising party was a great success. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who came and gave so generously. FBW Board member Carrow Thibault talking with Rose Perry and Jim Perry, Honorary Chair of the event. Erin Stehli, Elizabeth Rakela (Bronze Sponsor) with Melissa Shepard and friends. FBW Chair [...]

Photos from FBW’s November 9, 2023 Connect the Waterfront fundraising party2023-11-16T09:28:36-05:00

FBW and Hoboken reach a settlement upholding the right to referendum on future sale or lease of the Union Dry Dock site

The City also agrees to deed restriction language required by the City’s Open Space Trust Fund Ordinance FBW | November 14, 2023 The latest dispute over the Union Dry Dock property was resolved last night when the Hoboken City Council approved a settlement agreement between the City and the Fund for [...]

FBW and Hoboken reach a settlement upholding the right to referendum on future sale or lease of the Union Dry Dock site2023-11-27T14:14:34-05:00

FBW’s Annual Connect the Waterfront Fundraising Party will be held Nov. 9 at the Hoboken Elks Lodge

This is an opportunity to support a local nonprofit whose 1990 Plan for the Hoboken Waterfront is being realized, including a continuous, public park along Hoboken’s Hudson River shoreline Connect the Waterfront 2023 - Take me to the River Honorary Chair James Perry Thursday, November 9th from 7-9 p.m. Hoboken Elks Lodge, [...]

FBW’s Annual Connect the Waterfront Fundraising Party will be held Nov. 9 at the Hoboken Elks Lodge2023-11-02T15:28:21-04:00

Elaborate landscape design unveiled for Maritime Park at the former Union Dry Dock site

Living shorelines; an updated, concrete skate park; an expansive lawn surrounded with canopy trees; two new piers, one for docking historic vessels, and a civic building are featured FBW | November 1, 2023 For the former Union Dry Dock property,  people have advocated for passive green space, a new [...]

Elaborate landscape design unveiled for Maritime Park at the former Union Dry Dock site2023-11-02T14:10:30-04:00

The Schooner Apollonia harnesses wind power for carbon-neutral shipping along the Hudson River

The Apollonia crew will receive FBW’s Riparian Award at Connect the Waterfront 2023 at the Hoboken Elks Club on November 9  FBW | October 18, 2023 Based in Germantown, New York, Hudson Valley Malt produces malt using traditional, old-school methods, utilizing locally grown barley, wheat and rye. On June 14, [...]

The Schooner Apollonia harnesses wind power for carbon-neutral shipping along the Hudson River2023-10-19T16:10:55-04:00

The intense rainfall event on September 29 overwhelmed sewer systems throughout the region, including Hoboken’s

Millions invested for Hoboken's flood mitigation shows limited results   Are you in the new flood zone? Use the FEMA address lookup tool for Region II to find out: Address Lookup FBW | October 11, 2023 Climate change has wrought more frequent storms of greater magnitude and brought warming temperatures that result [...]

The intense rainfall event on September 29 overwhelmed sewer systems throughout the region, including Hoboken’s2023-10-11T15:07:36-04:00

Connect the Waterfront 2023 – “Take Me to the River”

Honorary Chair James Perry and the Fund for a Better Waterfront cordially invite you to FBW's annual fundraising party Thursday, November 9th from 7-9 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken Open Bar (beer and wine) | Hors d'oeuvres by Abbey Bell Catering Jazz & R&B trio JimboRo and Sylvester “Sly” Scott with a [...]

Connect the Waterfront 2023 – “Take Me to the River”2023-11-09T10:23:00-05:00

Let’s Help Hoboken Eradicate Lead Service Lines

Lead-Free Hoboken is a group of concerned citizens with the specific mission of working with the City of Hoboken to secure compliance with the requirements of New Jersey's Safe Drinking Water Act and to eradicate all the lead service lines in our community Water main replacement on Grand Street in Hoboken includes replacing [...]

Let’s Help Hoboken Eradicate Lead Service Lines2023-09-28T11:09:57-04:00
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