Remember the Battle of Pier A: Fund for a Better Waterfront Celebrates 25 Years of Open Space
Are you a big fan of Pier A? Next time you’re down there, take a look at all the development adjacent to that wide open space—then you can truly appreciate the magnitude of what we have there.In his May 2014 article, “On the (Better) Waterfront,” hMAG’s Jack Silbert details what could have been, and how it all came to be on Pier A.
On Friday, Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) recalls the victories that put Pier A as we know it on the map.
On July 10, 1990, Hoboken voters shot down a plan by Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the City of Hoboken to build a 3.2 million square foot development, which included a massive 33-story office tower on Pier A.
25 years later, FBW invites Hobokenites young and old to join them at the Annette Illing Memorial (near 1st and Sinatra Drive) and celebrate our beautiful open space—with free cake, from none other than Hoboken’s own Carlo’s Bakery.
Festivities begin at Noon.