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South Hoboken Waterfront Walking Tour
October 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The City of Hoboken’s South Hoboken Waterfront has been named a Great Place in New Jersey for 2013 by the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ). The City will be hosting a Walking Tour on Friday, October 18 from 2pm-4pm. The Walking Tour will highlight the South Hoboken Waterfront and present the processes which were involved in its industrial-to-recreational transformation. The walking tour will begin at Pier A Park, on the corner of Sinatra Drive and Newark Street. Participants are strongly encouraged to commute to Hoboken via public transit.
The Hoboken Waterfront first served as a recreational port in the 19th century, when steamboats carried Manhattanites looking to escape the bustle of urban life to the sanctuary of nature. Two centuries later, the former resort community of Hoboken has evolved into a thriving city, and the waterfront has become a leafy sanctuary for people across the region. The Hoboken Waterfront has transformed in recent decades from an industrial seaport into a bustling recreational center.
The most prominent feature of the Hoboken Waterfront is the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, which stretches in its entirety approximately 18.5 miles along the Hudson River across nine (9) municipalities. Pier A Park is located on a pier in the Hudson River extending from the southern end of Hoboken, (just north of the Hoboken Terminal) north to First Street. Pier C Park is located to the north of Pier A Park, on a pier starting at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sinatra Drive. The portion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway along this area is a wide sidewalk plaza that extends from Hoboken Terminal north to Fourth Street and is situated on the east side of Frank Sinatra Drive.
The South Hoboken Waterfront is a source of civic pride to Hoboken residents and serves as an outlet for physical activities and a temporary escape from an urban setting. Its proximity to the multi-modal transit hub at Hoboken Terminal lends itself to being a regional open space destination in the tri-state area. Visitors can access the Waterfront’s open space facilities via NJ Transit Rail, NYNJ PATH subway trains, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NJ Transit Bus, Hoboken Hop Shuttle Bus and NY Waterway Ferry.
* This tour has applied for Certification Maintenance Credits for AICP Planning Professionals.