The South Hoboken Waterfront is a segment along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, which provides 18.5 miles of bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the Hudson River across nine municipalities. The waterfront was home to major industries of the 19th and 20th centuries, including manufacturing, warehousing and ship building. The Hoboken Waterfront has transformed in recent decades from an industrial seaport into a bustling recreational center. The segment along the South Hoboken Waterfront was completed in the late 1990’s.
Shipping piers lining the Hudson River have been entirely transformed into multi-use recreational parks with scenic, upfront views of the Manhattan skyline. This massive undertaking has in part enhanced Hoboken’s transition from industrial to a residential/mixed use community by capitalizing on property in need of redevelopment to overcome the City’s severe limitations on open space and recreational facilities. Parks located on the piers are used for festivals, concerts, recreation, youth athletics,fireworks viewing areas and other community events, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hoboken each year.
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