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“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 2024 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 2024 giving.2024-05-15T17:40:57-04:00

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

Waterfront Promenade Approach for a park at Union Dry Dock ranks first in public survey

This preferred alternative includes the skate park, an expansive lawn, expanded beach and forest trails FBW | August 29, 2023 Following the second public meeting conducted in July via Zoom, the design team for the park at Union Dry Dock conducted a second survey. 869 people responded. Of the [...]

Waterfront Promenade Approach for a park at Union Dry Dock ranks first in public survey2023-08-29T09:31:14-04:00

As climate change heats up our planet, Hoboken falls short on its tree canopy coverage

More trees provide essential protections as our cities and the world is threatened by rising temperatures The last significant addition to Hoboken tree canopy coverage was at Hoboken's South Waterfront in the 1990s.  FBW | August 14, 2023 According to Google's Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), 13 percent of [...]

As climate change heats up our planet, Hoboken falls short on its tree canopy coverage2023-08-14T13:12:04-04:00

Photos from City of Water Day 2023 in Hoboken

FBW, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Ke Aloha Outrigger, Hudson River Fishermen Association and Resilience Paddle Sports celebrated City of Water Day at the Hoboken Cove on July 15, 2023 Launching the Ke Aloha Outrigger canoe. A kayak launch. Gear supplied by the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse. Human-powered boating in the [...]

Photos from City of Water Day 2023 in Hoboken2023-07-26T07:32:13-04:00

The unique protected inlet at the Weehawken Cove could meet the needs of an ever-growing paddling program

FBW | July 25, 2023 A beach and boathouse in Hoboken have been a haven for paddlers but there is a need to expand If you are seeking to get out on the Hudson River via kayak, standup paddleboard or sailing dinghy, beware of the swift currents and shifting tides. Launching your boat [...]

The unique protected inlet at the Weehawken Cove could meet the needs of an ever-growing paddling program2023-07-25T09:32:01-04:00

Dattner and SCAPE present three approaches for a park design at the Union Dry Dock site

To help shape the final design, everyone is encouraged to complete an online survey that is available through July 26 on the City’s Maritime Park website. The survey seeks feedback on the three alternatives and allows for comments.   FBW | July 13, 2023 At a July 11 public meeting, conducted [...]

Dattner and SCAPE present three approaches for a park design at the Union Dry Dock site2023-07-13T18:02:29-04:00

City of Water Day 2023 – Saturday, July 15

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Free Angling with the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association 9 am to 2 pm - Castle Point Park Fishing Pier, 800 Sinatra Drive Rods, reel, and bait provided Environmental Science with Noelle Thurlow of Resilience Adventures 10 am to 3 pm at the beach in Maxwell Place Park Learn about Water Quality [...]

City of Water Day 2023 – Saturday, July 152023-07-09T09:14:16-04:00

The public expresses concerns about environmental, safety and oversight issues as Board approves ferry facility

Settlement agreement between City and NY Waterway requires 3 to 5 year lease for maintenance facility at Union Dry Dock By Heather Gibbons | June 29, 2023 It was past midnight on Thursday, June 8th, when the Hoboken Planning Board called for a vote on NY Waterway’s (NYWW) application for [...]

The public expresses concerns about environmental, safety and oversight issues as Board approves ferry facility2023-06-29T11:23:11-04:00
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