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

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

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

Hoboken’s “green circuit” along the waterfront vs. its western border; the challenge of creating public space on private land

The Palisades Cliffs on the left in Jersey City, the Hudson Bergen Light Rail tracks and new high-rise development at Hoboken's western border.  FBW | January 24, 2023 On December 21, 2022, the Hoboken City Council approved a redevelopment agreement for 930 Monroe Street, a wall of residential buildings that will [...]

Hoboken’s “green circuit” along the waterfront vs. its western border; the challenge of creating public space on private land2023-01-25T09:33:01-05:00

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
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