Our ultimate success, completing a contiguous, public park for Hoboken’s riverfront depends on your support. Please be part of our year-end  fundraising drive. We are close to reaching our goal for 2019. Help put us over the top.

Or you can mail your check to the Fund for a Better Waterfront, P.O. Box 1965, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030.

Recent FBW efforts have led to dramatic progress as follows:

Union Dry Dock – For the past two years, FBW has partnered with the Mayor & Council to secure the Union Dry Dock property as part of Hoboken’s public, connected, waterfront park. Over 300 people participated in a march and rally to “Save Your Waterfront” organized by FBW on March 9. FBW also launched a postcard campaign and then a petition drive with over 2,000 signatures asking Governor Murphy to prevent a ferry diesel refueling station at Union Dry Dock. This campaign culminated this past September with the City reinstituting an ordinance to acquire the dry dock property.

The Monarch – After eight years of litigation, a proposed settlement is in the offing. The developers have agreed to withdraw their proposal to build the Monarch Towers on a pier at Hoboken’s northeast waterfront and donate this parcel to the City for public open space. NJ Appleseed Public Interest Law Center has represented FBW in this litigation from the beginning and is seeking to require the developer to restore the pier and build a park before transferring the land to the City. Currently, the New Jersey Supreme Court is scheduled to hear this case in response to an appeal by FBW and the City of Hoboken.

The Hartz Towers — FBW, along with neighboring groups, successfully challenged two 18-story towers proposed for the Weehawken Cove abutting a new park proposed on the Hoboken side of the cove. After eight hearings, the Weehawken Planning Board denied the application submitted by Hartz Mountain. Prior to the meeting FBW attorney Gerald Muller submitted a letter stating the legal case that the Planning Board lacked jurisdiction. 

For nearly 30 years, FBW has worked tirelessly to fulfill the vision for a contiguous, public park along the Hudson River and development that reflects the best thinking in urban design. FBW has shown leadership on important public policy issues ranging from flood mitigation, landscape design, urban planning and real estate development. FBW has hired some of the best planners, landscape architects and attorneys available to grapple with these issues. 

We really do count on your support, as contributions from individuals are by far the largest source of income for our organization.

Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season,


p.s. Donations to FBW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are fully tax-deductible. If your company can match your contribution, be sure to participate in that corporate match program. Donate through PayPal or send a check to Fund for a Better Waterfront, P.O. Box 1965, Hoboken, NJ 07030.