Union Drydock

City to make offer to buy Union Dry Dock; opposition to refueling facility has deterred state takeover — so far

Aerial view of 901 Sinatra Drive, the property formerly owned by Union Dry Dock and Repair Co. looking east at Hoboken's Hudson River waterfront. FBW | September 30, 2019 Hoboken to offer fair market value to acquire Union Dry Dock site  This week, the City of Hoboken will offer NY Waterway [...]

City to make offer to buy Union Dry Dock; opposition to refueling facility has deterred state takeover — so far2019-09-30T15:25:10+00:00

Hoboken Mayor & City Council view acquisition of Union Dry Dock as legacy issue

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla addresses "Rally to Save Your Waterfront" on step of City Hall prior to September 4, 2019 City Council meeting. Photo: Paul Schoenberger NY Waterway’s relentless campaign to influence public opinion falls flat  Ron Hine | FBW | September 6, 2019 On September 4, the Hoboken City Council [...]

Hoboken Mayor & City Council view acquisition of Union Dry Dock as legacy issue2019-09-09T12:34:15+00:00

NJ Transit produces disingenuous, one-sided report on siting ferry maintenance facility

NJ Transit's 2009 plans for ferry maintenance facility detailed refueling, repairs and berthing operations at the Hoboken Terminal contradicting report released last week. Ron Hine | FBW | August 22, 2019 This week Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 80 that requires NJ Transit to provide greater transparency and accountability to [...]

NJ Transit produces disingenuous, one-sided report on siting ferry maintenance facility2019-08-23T12:58:13+00:00

City Council faced with standing room only crowd and two hours of testimony urging completion of the waterfront park

Attorney David White, an FBW Board Member, speaks of false narrative spread by NY Waterway. The final vote on the ordinance to acquire the dry dock property will be on Wednesday, September 4 at Hoboken City Hall FBW | August 14, 2019 On August 7, 2019, a standing-room-only crowd urged the [...]

City Council faced with standing room only crowd and two hours of testimony urging completion of the waterfront park2019-08-14T18:08:00+00:00

15 environmental organizations urge Gov. Murphy to preserve Union Dry Dock as public open space

August 8, 2019 The Honorable Phil Murphy Governor State of New Jersey 125 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08608 Dear Governor Murphy: Thank you for your support in getting the S-1074 bill approved and signed into legislation. We are thrilled the bill broadens the public’s access to beaches and waterfront areas, [...]

15 environmental organizations urge Gov. Murphy to preserve Union Dry Dock as public open space2019-08-09T15:16:50+00:00

3,000-year old outrigger canoe tradition lives on at the Hoboken Cove

Proposed NY Waterway diesel refueling/repair depot clearly an incompatible use FBW | July 31, 2019 Around 200 AD, Polynesian paddlers followed the migratory patterns of birds to discover the Hawaiian islands. Their discovery was made possible by outrigger canoes. The technological innovation of the outrigger, a float projecting over one side of [...]

3,000-year old outrigger canoe tradition lives on at the Hoboken Cove2019-07-31T14:32:17+00:00

NY Waterway’s improbable tale of eviction from Weehawken’s waterfront

The Port Imperial Marina property owned by Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr. through Romulus Development Corp. FBW | April 24, 2019 In 1981, Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr., through Romulus Development Corp. acquired 342 vacant acres at the Weehawken and West New York waterfronts from the Penn Central Railroad. In 1984, Romulus purchased another [...]

NY Waterway’s improbable tale of eviction from Weehawken’s waterfront2019-05-03T14:53:44+00:00

Union Dry Dock is not an option for a ferry homeport but other sites are

March on March 9 to Save Your Waterfront attended by nearly 500 people sponsored by FBW, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse & Resiliency Paddle Sports. Photo Credit: Peregrine Lane-Thurlow. But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. Strange! Nothing will content them but the extremest [...]

Union Dry Dock is not an option for a ferry homeport but other sites are2019-04-30T16:05:16+00:00

FAQs on the ferry diesel depot proposed for Union Dry Dock site

Free kayaking adjacent to Union Dry Dock sponsored by the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, an all volunteer non-profit organization. FBW | January 28, 2019 1) Who owns Union Dry Dock? In 2017, without consulting with Hoboken’s elected officials or residents, NJ Transit (NJT) and NY Waterway (NYWW) hatched plans to acquire Union [...]

FAQs on the ferry diesel depot proposed for Union Dry Dock site2019-04-30T16:08:04+00:00

NY Waterway lobbyist & Brendan Gill pressed Murphy administration to reverse course on Union Dry Dock

In November 2017, Governor-elect Phil Murphy with his political allies Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla and then Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Murphy came to Hoboken to thank voters after his election.  FBW | November 6, 2018 In January 2018, in the final days of the Christie administration, Hoboken elected officials enlisted the [...]

NY Waterway lobbyist & Brendan Gill pressed Murphy administration to reverse course on Union Dry Dock2019-04-30T16:16:59+00:00

Hoboken mounts challenges to Army Corps/NJDEP permits for ferry depot at Union Dry Dock

 FBW | May 29, 2018 Noelle Thurlow suited up for kayaking at the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse. She conducted a 3-year study identifying over 72 species of wildlife at Hoboken's north waterfront including a number of endangered and threatened species. Opposition to NY Waterway’s proposal to locate a ferry maintenance, [...]

Hoboken mounts challenges to Army Corps/NJDEP permits for ferry depot at Union Dry Dock2018-10-23T14:59:27+00:00

The life and potential death of the Hoboken Cove

FBW | May 29, 2018 Angel Martinez and his friends can often be found at the public fishing pier in the Hoboken Cove a few hundred feet from the Union Dry Dock property. For them, this is a special place, removed from the hubbub of urban life, out over the mighty Hudson River with [...]

The life and potential death of the Hoboken Cove2018-10-23T15:00:52+00:00

2009 NJ Transit study identifies 5 sites more suitable for ferry facility than Union Dry Dock

FBW | May 15, 2018 NJ Transit has repeatedly sought to acquire the prime real estate at Hoboken’s north waterfront -- the Union Dry Dock site -- for a ferry maintenance facility. This state agency first attempted this in 2012 but backed down after fierce opposition from the community [...]

2009 NJ Transit study identifies 5 sites more suitable for ferry facility than Union Dry Dock2018-10-23T15:23:32+00:00

FAQs on the NY Waterway depot proposed for Union Dry Dock property

The April 4 NJ Transit Board meeting scheduled for 2 pm has been cancelled after an agreement was struck between Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Governor Murphy. The City of Hoboken will rescind its eminent domain ordinance on April 3 as part of the deal. State and City of Hoboken will work to identify alternate [...]

FAQs on the NY Waterway depot proposed for Union Dry Dock property2018-10-17T18:54:34+00:00

A brief history of NY Waterway and its distinctive founder, Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr.

FBW | February 26, 2018 Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr. founder of NY Waterway was born in West New York, New Jersey in 1925. He rose from poverty to the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans through his highly successful trucking firm, A-P-A Transport. Last June, the NJ Transit [...]

A brief history of NY Waterway and its distinctive founder, Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr.2018-10-23T15:24:45+00:00

Public park or ferry refueling depot? Vote your choice in City of Hoboken survey today.

FBW | January 25, 2018 What’s your druthers? A public park or a ferry depot at the former Union Dry Dock site? Please take a moment to fill out the short survey sponsored by the City of Hoboken. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday January 26 at 5 pm, and Mayor Bhalla is seeking your [...]

Public park or ferry refueling depot? Vote your choice in City of Hoboken survey today.2018-10-23T15:25:23+00:00

Save Hoboken’s waterfront from the diesel depot: tell NJT Board to vote “no” on MLK Day

Agenda #1801-06: Union Dry Dock - Property Acquisition NJ Transit Board of Directors Monday, January 15 at 9:00 a.m. (Martin Luther King Day) Board Room, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey By Ron Hine | FBW | January 14, 2018 To the shock of all, NJ Transit has scheduled a vote on a [...]

Save Hoboken’s waterfront from the diesel depot: tell NJT Board to vote “no” on MLK Day2018-10-20T16:45:49+00:00

Ferry refueling/repair/storage depot would reverse decades of progress at Hoboken waterfront

Please attend; sign-up to speak re: ITEM 1801-06: Union Dry Dock - Property Acquisition NJ Transit Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, January 10 at 9 a.m. Board Room, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey By Ron Hine | FBW | December 7, 2017 On November 9, 2017, NY Waterway stunned Hoboken with the [...]

Ferry refueling/repair/storage depot would reverse decades of progress at Hoboken waterfront2018-10-20T16:49:03+00:00

FBW petition underscores Hoboken’s love of its waterfront

By Heather Gibbons | FBW | July 31, 2017 “This park is so beautiful!” marveled the young woman I met strolling along Hoboken’s northern waterfront with her family. They were visiting New York City from Alabama, and had taken the ferry over from New York to visit a friend. “We walked all the way [...]

FBW petition underscores Hoboken’s love of its waterfront2018-10-20T17:05:38+00:00