Hoboken gains title to the Union Dry Dock property and initiates plans for a public park

FBW’s 1990 proposal for a continuous, public waterfront park nears completion FBW | December 7, 2022 After years of conflict followed by several more years of negotiations, a saga has come to an end. The City of Hoboken now owns Union Dry Dock. This three-acre site will complete one of [...]

Hoboken gains title to the Union Dry Dock property and initiates plans for a public park2022-12-09T11:03:06-05:00

Two iconic figures, Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, meet at Hudson Yards

The Shed has invited partner organizations to reflect on a question that is central to the play: how is a city built and who is it built for? Ron Hine | FBW | November 28, 2022 A two-month run of Straight Line Crazy in New York City sold out shortly after [...]

Two iconic figures, Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, meet at Hudson Yards2022-11-28T11:53:22-05:00

Photos from Connect the Waterfront 2022 fundraiser

FBW's November 10, 2022 annual fundraising party was a great success. Thank you everyone who came and gave so generously.  Photos by Steve Zane. Rachel Lawrence and Megan Hart, friends of Classic Harbor Line, a Gold Sponsor of the night's event. Stephanie Pincus and Jim Vance with Clemence and Laszlo Danko.  Choc.O.Pain [...]

Photos from Connect the Waterfront 2022 fundraiser2022-11-18T11:47:07-05:00

FBW to honor Don Stitzenberg, the President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy, with the 2022 Riparian Award

The November 10 Connect the Waterfront Fundraising Party will take place at the Antique Loft in Hoboken FBW | October 27, 2022 In 1988, the State of New Jersey adopted Coastal Zone Management Regulations to establish a linear public pathway from the Bayonne Bridge up to George Washington Bridge, the [...]

FBW to honor Don Stitzenberg, the President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy, with the 2022 Riparian Award2022-10-27T12:37:47-04:00

After protracted delays, City takes action to expedite acquisition of Union Dry Dock site

A move to complete one of the final gaps in Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park FBW | October 19, 2022 In June 2021, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, along with Governor Phil Murphy, made a dramatic announcement: an agreement had been reached that would allow the City of Hoboken to acquire the [...]

After protracted delays, City takes action to expedite acquisition of Union Dry Dock site2022-10-20T09:39:48-04:00

What Hoboken can teach us about the principles of New Urbanism

A tour sponsored by the NY Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism Ron Hine | FBW | October 4, 2022 I live at the center of Hoboken, New Jersey, a densely populated mile square urban village. Around the corner from my home is Church Square Park, surrounded by schools, [...]

What Hoboken can teach us about the principles of New Urbanism2022-10-04T08:58:01-04:00

The transformation of Hoboken’s waterfront and the creation of a continuous, public park

After 32 years, FBW’s proposed plan along the Hudson River is closer to being realized FBW | September 14, 2022 For most of the 1900s, maritime industries dominated Hoboken’s Hudson River waterfront. The transformation of this waterfront began some thirty years ago as new commercial and residential [...]

The transformation of Hoboken’s waterfront and the creation of a continuous, public park2022-09-13T09:45:39-04:00

Making the “green circuit” greener along Hoboken’s waterfront

FBW proposes a landscape plan for the Sinatra Drive Project Above inages:  Existing vs. Proposed for Sinatra Drive adjacent to Union Dry Dock and Existing vs. Proposed for Sinatra Drive north of Sinatra Park both prepared by Arnold Associates for the Fund for a Better Waterfront. The [...]

Making the “green circuit” greener along Hoboken’s waterfront2022-08-24T14:25:54-04:00

Fierce opposition to $4.7 billion expansion of Turnpike Extension meets resistance from NJ Governor and Turnpike Authority

FBW | August 12, 2022 On a daily basis, 100,000 cars pass through the Holland Tunnel. Much of this traffic traverses the 8-mile long New Jersey Turnpike Extension connecting Exit 14 on the Turnpike in Newark, across the Newark Bay Bridge through Bayonne and Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel. This [...]

Fierce opposition to $4.7 billion expansion of Turnpike Extension meets resistance from NJ Governor and Turnpike Authority2022-08-10T10:38:39-04:00

Construction of a long-awaited waterfront park at the Weehawken Cove will begin next spring

Significant progress for Hoboken’s continuous, public waterfront park, first proposed by FBW in 1990, will be made in 2023 FBW | August 4, 2022 Construction of a 2.5-acre waterfront park at the north end of Hoboken at the Weehawken Cove will begin this spring. This will be [...]

Construction of a long-awaited waterfront park at the Weehawken Cove will begin next spring2022-08-04T16:28:18-04:00

City of Water Day at Maxwell Place Park, former home to the Maxwell House Coffee Plant 

Join a celebration on Saturday, July 16 of Hoboken’s public waterfront  THE SCHEDULE FBW | July 11, 2022 When it was built in 1939, the Maxwell House Coffee Plant was the largest coffee processing plant in the world. For a time, it was Hoboken’s largest employer. Its [...]

City of Water Day at Maxwell Place Park, former home to the Maxwell House Coffee Plant 2022-07-12T15:11:03-04:00

FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project

May 26, 2022 To: Director Ryan Sharp, City Engineer Olga Garcia From: Ron Hine Re: Sinatra Drive Project - Response to May 11 presentation We have reviewed the Kimley-Horn/City of Hoboken presentation on the Sinatra Drive Project from May 11 and have recommendations focused on street trees and parking as well as [...]

FBW memo to City re: May 11 Sinatra Drive Project2022-06-09T08:41:35-04:00

A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks

A birds-eye view of Church Square Park, one of the original Hoboken parks, established in the late 1800s. by Ron Hine | May 5, 2022 National Arbor Day was observed this past Friday, April 29. For a group of Hoboken residents, it was an opportunity to take a tree tour of this [...]

A guided Arbor Day tour through Hoboken’s parks2022-05-05T09:45:54-04:00

Court challenge moves forward as Hartz drives piles for high-rise towers at the Weehawken Cove

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. FBW | April 25, 2022 For the past several months, Hartz Mountain has been driving piles for a pair of high-rise towers [...]

Court challenge moves forward as Hartz drives piles for high-rise towers at the Weehawken Cove2022-04-25T13:43:43-04:00

Give Warrington Plaza back to the people

The City of Hoboken should require NJ Transit and the Hoboken Yard developer to restore Warrington Plaza and open it up to the public without delay. Its restoration should not be contingent on future plans for the Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Project.  The desecration of Warrington Plaza at the historic site of the Hoboken [...]

Give Warrington Plaza back to the people2022-03-23T09:22:31-04:00

The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)

FBW | March 17, 2022 This spring, the Federal Transit Administration will announce $250 million in additional grants for the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Program contained in the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. An additional $250 million in this program has been authorized, subject to appropriation, over a five year period. [...]

The time has come for zero-emission ferries on the Hudson River (and beyond)2022-03-17T16:56:21-04:00

Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

The Public Trust Doctrine provides the legal grounds for a public waterfront Gap sites in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway include Admiral's Walk in Edgewater (slide 1), the Weehawken Park just to the north of Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken (slide 2), Union Dry Dock in Hoboken (slide 3) [...]

Filling the final gaps in the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway2022-03-01T12:12:31-05:00

The Sinatra Drive Project is an opportunity to upgrade the long neglected central waterfront

The stellar qualities of Hoboken’s South Waterfront should be extended north from 4th to 11th FBW | February 17, 2022 The City of Hoboken has received two grants totalling $1.2 million to reconstruct Sinatra Drive and add a protected bicycle pathway from 4th to 11th Streets. In December [...]

The Sinatra Drive Project is an opportunity to upgrade the long neglected central waterfront2022-02-18T19:22:44-05:00

The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East

Send a letter to County officials to restore the protected bike lane design to Boulevard East sponsored by Bike Hudson County and member groups Bike Hoboken, BikeJC, Bike Weehawken, Bike North Bergen and Bici UC. Emmanuelle Morgen | February 21, 2022 In March, Hudson County engineers will submit plans for a $19 million [...]

The Battle for a Protected Bike Lane on JFK Boulevard East2022-02-21T16:34:45-05:00
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