Flood/Storm resilience

Planning Board votes down high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove after persistent legal & neighborhood opposition

FBW | November 5, 2019 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. Attorney Gerald Muller of Miller Porter & Muller, representing the Fund for a Better Waterfront, stated in [...]

Planning Board votes down high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove after persistent legal & neighborhood opposition2019-11-05T22:37:11+00:00

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 Cove2019-11-01T12:14:50+00:00

Rebuild by Design floodwalls would have had no impact on Friday’s flash flooding

Are you in the new flood zone? Use the FEMA address lookup tool for Region II to find out: Address Lookup By Ron Hine | FBW | May 11, 2017 The flash flooding that occurred on May 6, 2017 surrounding the Hoboken ShopRite at 900 Madison Street was reminiscent of Superstorm Sandy. [...]

Rebuild by Design floodwalls would have had no impact on Friday’s flash flooding2018-10-31T18:29:44+00:00

Sea level rise will put half of Hoboken underwater by the next century

FBW | December 8, 2016 Early in the next century, more than half of Hoboken will be under water. By then, sea levels in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region will have risen six feet, permanently flooding over 600,000 residents in coastal communities. As early as 2080, sea levels could be three feet higher filling [...]

Sea level rise will put half of Hoboken underwater by the next century2018-10-20T22:28:47+00:00

New York City’s flood hazard maps found to be inaccurate; so what about Hoboken?

Are you in the new flood zone? Use the FEMA address lookup tool for Region II to find out: Address Lookup FBW | December 6, 2016 Joan Golizio, age 81, lives at 625 Garden Street in Hoboken. She has lived on that block since 1957, nearly 60 years. She says the neighborhood has never [...]

New York City’s flood hazard maps found to be inaccurate; so what about Hoboken?2018-10-20T22:31:05+00:00

Are Hoboken’s proposed floodwalls based on overstated risk of another Superstorm Sandy?

FBW | September 8, 2016 Since 1970, I have lived and/or worked in a low-lying neighborhood in Hoboken, New Jersey. The property I bought in 1979 faced Newark Street between Park and Willow Avenues. During a storm, especially at high tide, the street and sidewalk would fill with stormwater and sometimes sewerage as well. [...]

Are Hoboken’s proposed floodwalls based on overstated risk of another Superstorm Sandy?2018-10-20T22:39:46+00:00

What are the best strategies for making Hoboken flood-resilient?

FBW | July 28, 2016 After Superstorm Sandy, the federal government initiated the Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition aiming to create model, innovative programs for making communities flood-resilient. The Hoboken area became the beneficiary of this program, being one of just ten sites selected in the northeast United States. The mostly Dutch-based OMA Team [...]

What are the best strategies for making Hoboken flood-resilient?2018-10-20T22:38:09+00:00

Walling off Hoboken’s waterfront meets fierce resistance

FBW | February 27, 2016 A generation ago, Hoboken’s waterfront was a gritty, industrial maritime port, inaccessible to the public. Today, the city’s public waterfront park along the Hudson River is enjoyed and treasured by all. On the upland blocks, people have invested in some of the most valuable real estate in the region, [...]

Walling off Hoboken’s waterfront meets fierce resistance2018-10-20T22:37:35+00:00

Flood insurance rates will skyrocket but City has opportunity to reduce your premiums by 45%

 FBW | January 30, 2013 The National Flood Insurance Program collects annually about $3.5 billion in premiums. Four times in the past eight years, however, claims paid out have exceeded premiums collected. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, claims totaled $17.7 billion. The claims paid for superstorm Sandy are expected to reach $7 billion. In [...]

Flood insurance rates will skyrocket but City has opportunity to reduce your premiums by 45%2018-10-20T22:32:46+00:00

79% of Hoboken falls into FEMA’s new flood zone!

FBW | January 30, 2013 The newly released Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps place 79% of Hoboken in a flood zone and the city's entire Hudson River coastline within FEMA’s “coastal high hazard” zone. Although data from super-storm Sandy was not factored into FEMA's new maps, they appear to conform closely to [...]

79% of Hoboken falls into FEMA’s new flood zone!2018-10-20T22:36:48+00:00