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April 8, 2020
Working to complete a contiguous public park along the Hudson River and promote development that meets the highest standards of urban design.
AS COVID-19 TOLL MOUNTS
In Hoboken & across the nation, parks closed
Hoboken’s waterfront park has become too popular for its own good. People, mostly confined to their homes for the past several weeks, have sought fresh air and a chance to stretch their legs. Like the “inlanders” in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, they have gravitated to the riverfront. Being at the Hudson River with its fresh harbor-breezes, vast open spaces and usual spring sunshine has brought sanity and solace to our community as the coronavirus threat loomed. But it has been these very crowds at Hoboken’s waterfront and the failure of people to adhere to social distancing that caused Mayor Bhalla at the end of March to close all of Hoboken’s parks.
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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED
Oldest building at Hoboken Train & Ferry Terminal could face the wrecking ball
The Record Building, a unique, historic structure sitting parallel to the train tracks and fronting Observer Highway between Washington and Hudson Streets, could be facing the wrecking ball. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has declared the Record Building an “unsafe structure.” The State Historic Preservation Office has required New Jersey Transit to conduct an analysis of alternatives on the proposal to demolish the structure.
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OWNER SOUGHT TO BUILD 20-STORY TOWER
Court ruling could help save historic Hoboken Land Building
In 1838, the last year of Colonel John Stevens’ life, his family founded the Hoboken Land & Improvement Company to manage and sell his real estate holdings that originally comprised the entire area that would become the city of Hoboken. In 1889, the company constructed the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company Building at 1 Newark Street in Hoboken to house the company’s operations. Architect Charles Fall designed the building, noted for its quality brickwork with recessed panels. On July 3, 1979, the Hoboken Land Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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 CONNECT THE WATERFRONT
 A Public Park, A Lasting Legacy

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We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water's edge belongs to the public.
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