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City Council faced with standing room only crowd and two hours of testimony urging completion of the waterfront park

Attorney David White, an FBW Board Member, speaks of false narrative spread by NY Waterway. The final vote on the ordinance to acquire the dry dock property will be on Wednesday, September 4 at Hoboken City Hall FBW | August 14, 2019 On August 7, 2019, a standing-room-only crowd urged the [...]

City Council faced with standing room only crowd and two hours of testimony urging completion of the waterfront park2019-08-14T18:08:00+00:00

15 environmental organizations urge Gov. Murphy to preserve Union Dry Dock as public open space

August 8, 2019 The Honorable Phil Murphy Governor State of New Jersey 125 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08608 Dear Governor Murphy: Thank you for your support in getting the S-1074 bill approved and signed into legislation. We are thrilled the bill broadens the public’s access to beaches and waterfront areas, [...]

15 environmental organizations urge Gov. Murphy to preserve Union Dry Dock as public open space2019-08-09T15:16:50+00:00

3,000-year old outrigger canoe tradition lives on at the Hoboken Cove

Proposed NY Waterway diesel refueling/repair depot clearly an incompatible use FBW | July 31, 2019 Around 200 AD, Polynesian paddlers followed the migratory patterns of birds to discover the Hawaiian islands. Their discovery was made possible by outrigger canoes. The technological innovation of the outrigger, a float projecting over one side of [...]

3,000-year old outrigger canoe tradition lives on at the Hoboken Cove2019-07-31T14:32:17+00:00

Polynesian culture to be celebrated at 3rd Annual Hudson River Cup and Ohana Festival at Hoboken Cove

Join the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Ke Aloha Outrigger for a free family festival featuring outrigger canoe, stand-up paddleboard and sea kayak races, as well as Hawaiian music, hula dancing, food and arts/crafts celebrating Polynesian Culture Saturday, July 27, 12-4pm The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Ke [...]

Polynesian culture to be celebrated at 3rd Annual Hudson River Cup and Ohana Festival at Hoboken Cove2019-07-24T14:45:12+00:00

Objectors mobilize against massive towers proposed at Weehawken Cove

FBW | July 18, 2019 One of two alternate landscape plans for the Rebuild by Design park at the Weehawken Cove that ends abruptly at the Weehawken municipal boundary where the Hartz 18-story towers have been proposed. Update: At the October 29 meeting, in a dramatic turn of events, the Weehawken [...]

Objectors mobilize against massive towers proposed at Weehawken Cove2019-11-01T12:14:50+00:00

The Hudson River Cup and Polynesian Ohana Festival at Hoboken Cove July 27

Who: The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Ke Aloha Outrigger Canoe Club present the Hudson River Cup and Polynesian Ohana Festival, Saturday, July 27th. The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and its outrigger partner, Ke Aloha Outrigger Canoe Club, provide free paddling to more than 6,000 people along Hoboken’s [...]

The Hudson River Cup and Polynesian Ohana Festival at Hoboken Cove July 272019-07-19T20:50:48+00:00

Photos From City Of Water Day at The Hoboken Cove

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Photos From City Of Water Day at The Hoboken Cove2019-07-17T17:46:48+00:00

Trust Fund will ensure public open space to be enjoyed for generations to come

FBW's 1990 Plan for the Hoboken Waterfront FBW | July 8, 2019 On Wednesday, July 10, the Hoboken City Council will cast a final vote on two amendments to the Municipal Open Space Trust Fund (OSTF) that would be subject to a referendum vote in November. Assuming the Council and then Hoboken’s [...]

Trust Fund will ensure public open space to be enjoyed for generations to come2019-07-08T12:33:11+00:00

Celebrate “City of Water Day at the Hoboken Cove” on Saturday, July 13, 2019

CITY OF WATER DAY AT HOBOKEN COVE SCHEDULE HUDSON RIVER FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATION 10am - 2pm:  Free fishing with HRFA  The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association - an organization that has been steadfastly defending the health of the Hudson River for more than 50 years - will be fishing from Castle Point Pier (just south [...]

Celebrate “City of Water Day at the Hoboken Cove” on Saturday, July 13, 20192019-07-17T17:48:26+00:00

The New Jersey Supreme Court will rule on Monarch Towers dispute in response to FBW & City appeal

The Monarch Towers are proposed for this pier over the Hudson River at the Weehawken Cove making the project and its residents vulnerable to future storms. FBW | June 5, 2019 For the past eight years, the City of Hoboken, along with the Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) and the Hudson [...]

The New Jersey Supreme Court will rule on Monarch Towers dispute in response to FBW & City appeal2019-06-05T19:01:51+00:00

Jim Vance to serve as Grand Marshal at Wednesday’s 121st Annual Hoboken Memorial Day Parade

Grand Marshal Jim Vance leading the 121st Hoboken Memorial Day Parade. FBW | May 20, 2019 Anyone who has spent time with Jim Vance, especially over drinks at a local watering hole, is likely to be familiar with his war stories told with great excitement, all these many years later. In 1963, Jim graduated [...]

Jim Vance to serve as Grand Marshal at Wednesday’s 121st Annual Hoboken Memorial Day Parade2019-05-25T14:44:34+00:00

Making up Hoboken’s open space deficit at the waterfront & how to fund it

Aerial photograph of Hoboken waterfront prior to any new development taking place FBW | May 12, 2019 Among NY Waterway’s bogus talking points is that a park at Union Dry Dock would be a burden on Hoboken taxpayers and that Hoboken doesn’t need any more parks.   The concept of a linear [...]

Making up Hoboken’s open space deficit at the waterfront & how to fund it2019-05-12T20:42:51+00:00

FBW at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival – Postponed to Sunday, May 19

Who The Fund for a Better Waterfront will be there. Visit our booth to learn what you can do to Save Your Waterfront.   What Sign the petition to Gov. Murphy asking him to put the ferry terminal elsewhere, not in the middle of our waterfront park, adjacent to the only natural [...]

FBW at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival – Postponed to Sunday, May 192019-05-03T16:17:19+00:00

NY Waterway’s improbable tale of eviction from Weehawken’s waterfront

The Port Imperial Marina property owned by Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr. through Romulus Development Corp. FBW | April 24, 2019 In 1981, Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr., through Romulus Development Corp. acquired 342 vacant acres at the Weehawken and West New York waterfronts from the Penn Central Railroad. In 1984, Romulus purchased another [...]

NY Waterway’s improbable tale of eviction from Weehawken’s waterfront2019-05-03T14:53:44+00:00

City Nature Challenge at the Hoboken Cove Beach: April 26-29, 2019

Take the Global Wildlife Observation Challenge! Join Resilience Paddle Sports, the City of Hoboken, and Fund for a Better Waterfront as we compete with hundreds of other cities worldwide to observe, document and share images of wildlife - plants, insects and wild animals - right here in Hoboken. Want to learn more? Check [...]

City Nature Challenge at the Hoboken Cove Beach: April 26-29, 20192019-04-23T15:08:02+00:00

Union Dry Dock is not an option for a ferry homeport but other sites are

March on March 9 to Save Your Waterfront attended by nearly 500 people sponsored by FBW, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse & Resiliency Paddle Sports. Photo Credit: Peregrine Lane-Thurlow. But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. Strange! Nothing will content them but the extremest [...]

Union Dry Dock is not an option for a ferry homeport but other sites are2019-04-30T16:05:16+00:00