Aaron Lewit (3/7/1948 – 2/27/2024) had a life-long commitment to social justice and progressive causes

We will celebrate Aaron’s life with a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 9th at the Hoboken Community Church on Sixth and Garden Streets at 11 a.m.    Ron Hine | February 28, 2024 Aaron Lewit’s life began in 1948 in the Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey, a community immortalized in [...]

Aaron Lewit (3/7/1948 – 2/27/2024) had a life-long commitment to social justice and progressive causes2024-02-28T17:02:24-05:00

Can the City of Hoboken afford the $74.5 million price tag to build Maritime Park?

Pedestrian bridge spanning Sinatra Drive, Community Hub building and two new piers account for one-third of total cost FBW | February 13, 2024 Ayear ago, the City awarded a $1.2 million contract to a professional team assembled by Dattner Architects to design a park at the former Union Dry Dock [...]

Can the City of Hoboken afford the $74.5 million price tag to build Maritime Park?2024-02-13T15:33:39-05:00

First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges

Significant progress for Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW in 1990, will be made in 2024-2025 FBW | January 31, 2024 Construction of a 2.5-acre waterfront park at the north end of Hoboken at the Weehawken Cove has started. This will be the first major [...]

First addition to Hoboken’s linear waterfront park since 2007 at the Weehawken Cove will protect against future storm surges2024-01-31T10:08:33-05:00

Judge Jablonski signs Consent Order that grants City of Hoboken clear title to Union Dry Dock property

Purchase price of $18.5 million to be paid to NY Waterway; deed will be amended to conform to Open Space Trust Fund ordinance FBW | January 22, 2024 A Consent Order for Final Judgment signed by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Jablonski on January 11 has granted to the City of Hoboken clear [...]

Judge Jablonski signs Consent Order that grants City of Hoboken clear title to Union Dry Dock property2024-01-22T14:38:22-05:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 1700 people respond to survey, providing input for a park at Union Dry Dock

Public shows support for passive park, green space, natural habitats and living shorelines FBW | May 10, 2023 “A beautiful open space that connects the whole Hoboken waterfront!” “Please don't overdevelop. Just a nice continuous path for cycling and running and a lot of open grass.” “I would love the [...]

Over 1700 people respond to survey, providing input for a park at Union Dry Dock2023-05-10T10:01:17-04:00

Our proposal for a public greenway along 15th Street at Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment

Create a space for the public at the 30-acre North End Redevelopment Area that connects the park at the Weehawken Cove to the public transit plaza at the Palisades Cliffs FBW | May 8, 2023  The 30-acre North End Redevelopment Area is Hoboken’s last large tract of land yet to be redeveloped. It [...]

Our proposal for a public greenway along 15th Street at Hoboken’s North End Redevelopment2023-05-08T08:36:25-04:00

On Arbor Day, April 28, taking inventory of Hoboken’s canopy trees

Hoboken parks established in an earlier era are full of shade trees, but for the past 20 years, the City has squandered opportunities for more The expanse of concrete at the north end of Maxwell Place Park, devoid of trees. FBW | April 28, 2023 Arbor Day is [...]

On Arbor Day, April 28, taking inventory of Hoboken’s canopy trees2023-04-28T10:57:20-04:00

Gov. Murphy signs an act revoking pay-to-play reforms established in Hoboken & 100s of other NJ municipalities

New Jersey State Democrats have upended progressive campaign finance measures instituted by local governments and citizen groups over the past two decades FBW | April 18, 2023 Nearly two decades ago, Hoboken residents, frustrated by Hudson County politics, launched a successful campaign to end the practice of pay-to-play. In a November [...]

Gov. Murphy signs an act revoking pay-to-play reforms established in Hoboken & 100s of other NJ municipalities2023-04-18T15:00:13-04:00
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