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Michael Russo, Hoboken Councilman, 3rd Ward, at the City Council meeting September 4, 2019.

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

Michael Russo, Hoboken Councilman, 3rd Ward, at the City Council meeting September 4, 2019.2019-09-17T20:28:04-04:00

More Ways to Help: become a CONNECT THE WATERFRONT sponsor today

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 [...]

More Ways to Help: become a CONNECT THE WATERFRONT sponsor today2019-09-30T16:37:32-04:00

A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man by Emily Badger (New York Times 9-5-2019)

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 [...]

A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man by Emily Badger (New York Times 9-5-2019)2020-02-05T18:00:44-05:00

Hoboken Mayor & City Council view acquisition of Union Dry Dock as legacy issue

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 [...]

Hoboken Mayor & City Council view acquisition of Union Dry Dock as legacy issue2020-02-05T18:03:08-05:00

Rally to Save Your Waterfront on steps of Hoboken City Hall

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 [...]

Rally to Save Your Waterfront on steps of Hoboken City Hall2019-09-10T21:31:00-04:00

NJ Transit produces disingenuous, one-sided report on siting ferry maintenance facility

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 [...]

NJ Transit produces disingenuous, one-sided report on siting ferry maintenance facility2020-02-05T18:07:24-05:00

Oscar Hernandez of Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse speaks at Hoboken City Council 8/2019

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.

Oscar Hernandez of Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse speaks at Hoboken City Council 8/20192019-09-17T21:13:40-04:00

Hoboken resident Tina Hahn addressing the Hoboken City Council 8/2019: “NY Waterway knew Hoboken’s plans”

Hoboken resident Tina Hahn addressing the Hoboken City Council 8/2019: "NY Waterway knew Hoboken's plans for the waterfront."

Hoboken resident Tina Hahn addressing the Hoboken City Council 8/2019: “NY Waterway knew Hoboken’s plans”2019-09-17T21:22:17-04:00

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 park2020-02-05T18:12:36-05:00

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 space2019-08-09T15:16:50-04:00

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 Cove2019-07-31T14:32:17-04:00

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 Cove2019-07-24T14:45:12-04:00

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 Cove2019-12-08T15:38:57-05:00

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 272019-07-19T20:50:48-04:00

Photos From City Of Water Day at The Hoboken Cove

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Photos From City Of Water Day at The Hoboken Cove2019-07-17T17:46:48-04:00

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 come2019-07-08T12:33:11-04:00