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

A photo survey of how people used Hoboken’s waterfront park on mid-day Thursday, April 13, 2023

The photos below show people sitting, running, walking, cycling, pushing baby strollers, sunbathing, picnicking, reading, walking their dogs, eating lunch, skateboarding, fishing and just hanging out. The most popular part is Hoboken’s South Waterfront including Pier A and Pier C Parks, both passive parks with abundant greenspace available to all rather than being restricted [...]

A photo survey of how people used Hoboken’s waterfront park on mid-day Thursday, April 13, 20232023-04-18T10:32:11-04:00

Active public engagement kickstarts the planning process for a park at Union Dry Dock

The next public meeting will occur in June, but everyone is encouraged to complete the City’s survey before April 18 (link on homepage) FBW | April 8, 2023 It has been a long time in coming and may take many more years to realize fully, but eager Hoboken residents showed up [...]

Active public engagement kickstarts the planning process for a park at Union Dry Dock2023-04-07T20:57:40-04:00

NY Waterway submits deficient application to Hoboken Planning Board for ferry maintenance facility

Board's Site Plan Review Committee will consider application on April 11 FBW | April 7, 2023 On Tuesday, April 11, the Site Plan Review Committee of the Hoboken Planning Board is scheduled to review NY Waterway’s (DBA Port Imperial Ferry Corporation) application to use the Union Dry Dock site for [...]

NY Waterway submits deficient application to Hoboken Planning Board for ferry maintenance facility2023-04-07T16:22:05-04:00

Mayor Richard Turner threatens to give NY Waterway the boot from Weehawken ferry maintenance site, urges regional solution

The Port Imperial Marina property owned by NY Waterway through Romulus Development Corp. FBW | March 27, 2023 On March 22, 2023, the Weehawken Township Council approved a resolution laying the groundwork for condemning the 25.8 acres over the Hudson River owned by Romulus Development Corporation where NY Waterway's refueling and maintenance [...]

Mayor Richard Turner threatens to give NY Waterway the boot from Weehawken ferry maintenance site, urges regional solution2023-03-27T11:52:03-04:00

Points to consider in designing a park at Union Dry Dock

The first public meeting for the park design will be on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton Street. FBW | March 24, 2023 A park at the Union Dry Dock site will complete one of the final missing links in Hoboken’s continuous park at the [...]

Points to consider in designing a park at Union Dry Dock2023-03-29T15:32:14-04:00

Who needs a car in Hoboken, the ultimate 15-minute city?

Ron Hine | FBW | March 13, 2023 It takes me less than 15 minutes to walk to my office in the old, industrial Neumann Leathers Building at Hoboken’s southern border. My apartment is just around the corner from Church Square Park and the Hoboken Public Library. Within a several block [...]

Who needs a car in Hoboken, the ultimate 15-minute city?2023-03-14T12:04:56-04:00

Over 30 years ago, Arnold Associates developed an innovative planting technique for urban trees

FBW recommends “air-entrained soil,” permeable surfaces and sufficient soil volumes used at the Hoboken South Waterfront for the Sinatra Drive Project FBW | March 1, 2023 Since its founding in 1990, the Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) has recognized the importance of trees as a unifying theme for [...]

Over 30 years ago, Arnold Associates developed an innovative planting technique for urban trees2023-03-01T14:17:06-05:00

Hoboken awards contract to Dattner Architects to design a park for Union Dry Dock

Opportunities for a living shoreline, use of the piers and the completion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway could be postponed until 2030 or beyond FBW | February 22, 2023 In its submission to the City of Hoboken, the New York City-based firm, Dattner Architects, proposed for the Union Dry Dock [...]

Hoboken awards contract to Dattner Architects to design a park for Union Dry Dock2023-02-22T11:55:38-05:00

Hoboken Council approves 5-year lease for Union Dry Dock that allows the very uses opponents and the City fought to defeat

NY Waterway will be allowed to repair, store and refuel its ferry fleet adjacent to a residential and recreational waterfront FBW | February 17, 2023 The lease gives NY Waterway control of 5.6 acres – or 68 percent – of the 8.2-acre Union Dry Dock site for the next five years. [...]

Hoboken Council approves 5-year lease for Union Dry Dock that allows the very uses opponents and the City fought to defeat2023-02-21T12:23:32-05:00

A green + blue vision for Union Dry Dock, an essential link in Hoboken’s waterfront park

Guest Column in the Jersey Journal published on February 6, 2023 Ron Hine | February 6, 2023 After a contentious, multi-year battle, the City of Hoboken now owns the former Union Dry Dock property. The next step is to develop a conceptual design for the park at this eight-acre site comprising [...]

A green + blue vision for Union Dry Dock, an essential link in Hoboken’s waterfront park2023-02-06T11:07:40-05:00
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