The original Riverkeeper boat launched in 1983 recently recovered in the woods of Garrison, New York. At its annual Connect the Waterfront event at the Hoboken Elks Lodge, FBW honored the Hudson River Fishmen's Association with its 2019 Riparian Award. FBW | November 24, 2019 Recently, members of the Hudson River Fishermen’s [...]
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Thank you all for your generous contributions! Photos by Paul Schoenberger Laura Piraino and Laurie Felber checking in guests at Connect the Waterfront event. Artist Ann Marshall prepared this shore wildlife mural especially for the event. The Hudson River Fishermen, who started the Riverkeeper movement, came to be honored [...]
FBW will present the 2019 Riparian Award to Hudson River Fishermen’s Association at Thursday’s annual event
Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. Hoboken Elks Club, 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken At its annual Connect the Waterfront event, the Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) will present the 2019 Riparian Award to the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, the group that helped start the “riverkeeper” movement, and have [...]
Planning Board votes down high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove after persistent legal & neighborhood opposition
FBW | November 5, 2019 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. Attorney Gerald Muller of Miller Porter & Muller, representing the Fund for a Better Waterfront, stated in [...]
FBW model for the Hoboken waterfront built in 1991 (dimensions: 12 foot x 4 foot) Neumann Leathers Building 300 Observer Highway, 5th Floor, Hoboken Saturday, November 2 Sunday, November 3 Noon to 6 pm You’re invited. We would love to meet you and talk about the latest developments regarding Union Dry Dock, the [...]
2019 Amended Hoboken Railyard Redevelopment Plan Final City Council vote on project has been postponed to November 6 (one day after the election) FBW | October 20, 2019 Over the past three administrations, various iterations of the Hoboken Railyard Redevelopment Plan have sparked controversy. In 2014, after much debate, the City of Hoboken approved [...]
A victorious “yes” vote on Questions 1 and 2 would ensure funding to complete final links for Hoboken’s waterfront park
FBW | October 18, 2019 On election day, voters will have an opportunity to approve amendments to the Municipal Open Space Trust Fund (OSTF) that would ensure completion of Hoboken’s waterfront park, as well as other park sites throughout the city. Currently, the OSTF ordinance allots 2 cents per $100 [...]
This year we’re back at the Elks Club at 1005 Washington Street in Hoboken and we’ll feature an open bar (beer, wine & soda), music from the Bryan Beninghove Trio*, a hearty selection of hors d’oeuvres, bucket raffle gifts & prizes awarded for FBW’s First Annual Hoboken Trivia Contest. We are thrilled [...]
City to make offer to buy Union Dry Dock; opposition to refueling facility has deterred state takeover — so far
Aerial view of 901 Sinatra Drive, the property formerly owned by Union Dry Dock and Repair Co. looking east at Hoboken's Hudson River waterfront. FBW | September 30, 2019 Hoboken to offer fair market value to acquire Union Dry Dock site This week, the City of Hoboken will offer NY Waterway [...]
Hoboken could be among first municipalities in New Jersey to adopt ranked choice voting FBW | September 22, 2019 Renee Steinhagen, the Executive Director of New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center, explained that in the United States, the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, the direct election of U.S. senators and a number of [...]
Councilwoman Emily Jabbour on why it's important to give the City of Hoboken the tools it needs for the creation of a fully connected public park on Hoboken's waterfront. More videos
Tiffanie Fisher, Councilwoman for Hoboken's 2nd ward, speaks about her vote to give the City of Hoboken the authority to acquire Union Dry Dock as a public park. More videos
Joseph Maraziti, attorney for the City of Hoboken, takes questions from the City Council on eminent domain.
At the September 4th, 2019 meeting, Attorney Maraziti answers questions from the City Council about the eminent domain process. More videos
Councilman Russo speaks about why he voted to give the City of Hoboken the authority to acquire Union Dry Dock as a public park, and why he has long supported the vision of a fully connected public park along Hoboken's waterfront. More videos
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 event, which features [...]
Burning Man's Black Rock City in the Nevada desert Amid the desert orgies, Paul Romer investigates a provocative question: Is this bacchanal a model of urban planning? When FBW began its Plan for the Hoboken Waterfront in 1990, the first advice we got was to extend the public street grid to the [...]
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla addresses "Rally to Save Your Waterfront" on step of City Hall prior to September 4, 2019 City Council meeting. Photo: Paul Schoenberger NY Waterway’s relentless campaign to influence public opinion falls flat Ron Hine | FBW | September 6, 2019 On September 4, the Hoboken City Council [...]
September 4, 2019 The Fund for a Better Waterfront, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Resilience Paddle Sports sponsored a "Rally to Save Your Waterfront" before the Hoboken City Council meeting where an ordinance was adopted to acquire the Union Dry Dock property. Speakers included Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Sam Pesin President of Friends of Liberty [...]
NJ Transit's 2009 plans for ferry maintenance facility detailed refueling, repairs and berthing operations at the Hoboken Terminal contradicting report released last week. Ron Hine | FBW | August 22, 2019 This week Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 80 that requires NJ Transit to provide greater transparency and accountability to [...]
Oscar Hernandez of Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse says NY Waterway ferry captain nearly struck 6 kayakers who had right-of-way; ferry refueling depot not compatible with water recreation at Hoboken Cove.