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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

FBW Photos: 2021 Year in Review

2021 was a breakthrough year for Hoboken's waterfront. Union Dry Dock and the Monarch Pier have been secured to become critical additions to the continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW 30 years ago. FBW ended the year with a highly successful, celebratory event honoring long-time chair Jim Vance. Throughout the year, FBW [...]

FBW Photos: 2021 Year in Review2021-12-27T15:29:53-05:00

FBW’s Year in Review for 2021

2021 was a breakthrough year for Hoboken's waterfront. Union Dry Dock and the Monarch Pier have been secured to become critical additions to the continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW 30 years ago. FBW ended the year with a highly successful, celebratory event honoring long-time chair Jim Vance. Throughout the year, [...]

FBW’s Year in Review for 20212021-12-29T08:52:58-05:00

Photos Part II of FBW’s Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch annual fundraiser at Antique Loft

FBW's November 11, 2021 annual fundraising party was the most successful ever held by our organization. Everyone enjoyed coming together in person after being apart for so long. The event was sold out ten days ahead of time. So many generous and supportive individuals and sponsors! The crowd watching Jim Vance receive FBW's 10th Annual [...]

Photos Part II of FBW’s Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch annual fundraiser at Antique Loft2021-11-24T11:48:47-05:00

Photos from Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch, FBW’s 2021 gala at the Antique Loft

FBW's November 11, 2021 annual fundraising party was the most successful ever held by our organization. Everyone enjoyed coming together in person after being apart for so long. The event was sold out ten days ahead of time. So many generous and supportive individuals and sponsors! Nicole Teitler, Heather Gibbons and Maja Gilberg checking in [...]

Photos from Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch, FBW’s 2021 gala at the Antique Loft2021-11-17T11:17:39-05:00

Connect the Waterfront Tickets (private access only)

Your tickets will not be mailed to you. Your name will be on a list at the door. If you prefer not to attend our event in person, you can make a donation instead by clicking on this text. This year’s theme, The Final Stretch, is [...]

Connect the Waterfront Tickets (private access only)2021-10-29T16:28:28-04:00

FBW to honor Jim Vance with the 10th Annual Riparian Award

The November 11 Connect the Waterfront gala will be a tribute to our long-time FBW advocate FBW | October 26, 2021 Many adjectives have been ascribed to Jim Vance: energetic, enthusiastic, zealous, gregarious, magnanimous, loquacious. Oh, and sometimes abrasive, confrontational and loud -- truly a Hoboken character, Jim has always been civic-minded, especially concerned [...]

FBW to honor Jim Vance with the 10th Annual Riparian Award2021-10-28T11:02:15-04:00

Questions for the Hoboken City Council candidates

Top row are Sheila Brennan, Cheryl Fallick and Paul Presinzano of the Independently Together slate and Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and Joe Quintero of the Team Bhalla slate. Bottome row are Ian Rintel, Manuel Rivera, Patricia Waiters and Cindy Wiegand. FBW | October 21, 2021 The Hoboken City [...]

Questions for the Hoboken City Council candidates2021-10-22T17:51:15-04:00

Active streetscapes are the key to successful urban neighborhoods

FBW | October 15, 2021 In her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities published in 1961, Jane Jacobs relates the important lessons of her Greenwich Village neighborhood. The mix of residential and retail, closely-spaced and hugging the sidewalk and the street, results in [...]

Active streetscapes are the key to successful urban neighborhoods2021-10-20T14:01:38-04:00

FBW’s Connect the Waterfront annual fundraising party – SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! Thank you everyone who has bought tickets. Your tickets will not be mailed to you. Your name will be on a list at the door. If you were not able to buy a ticket, please make a donation by clicking on this text. This year’s theme, [...]

FBW’s Connect the Waterfront annual fundraising party – SOLD OUT!2021-11-06T16:48:37-04:00

If you flooded during Ida, build back better through flood proofing

All of Hoboken’s investments in flood mitigation, however helpful, cannot eliminate future flooding FBW | September 30, 2021 In the nine years since Superstorm Sandy, the City of Hoboken and the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce flood risk. The City’s efforts have been guided largely [...]

If you flooded during Ida, build back better through flood proofing2021-09-30T15:10:05-04:00

Be a Sponsor: Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch

This year honoring Jim Vance, long-time Chair of FBW Board, a leader with boundless energy and a generous spirit. 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 [...]

Be a Sponsor: Connect the Waterfront – The Final Stretch2021-11-06T16:56:20-04:00

Hoboken floods worsen as Ida, Henri put stormwater management strategies to the test

The torrential rains from Ida cause the worst flooding since Superstorm Sandy nine years ago The morning after Ida, a flooded intersection at Third Street and Clinton in Hoboken.   Are you in the new flood zone? Use the FEMA address lookup tool for Region II to find out: Address Lookup FBW [...]

Hoboken floods worsen as Ida, Henri put stormwater management strategies to the test2021-09-14T09:05:07-04:00

Diversity, density and change in Hoboken and other Hudson County municipalities

The 2020 U.S. Census provides up-to-date numbers for our region. Hoboken, West New York, Guttenberg and Union City are the top-ranked cities in the nation when in comes to population density. FBW | September 7, 2021 For most of the last century, Hoboken’s population steadily declined from a high of 70,324 [...]

Diversity, density and change in Hoboken and other Hudson County municipalities2021-09-07T10:59:11-04:00
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