April 8, 2017
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio has nominated Eric Landau to serve as President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Landau will lead the 85-acre park’s continued expansion, oversee its daily operations and foster its long-term stability.
Landau brings a wealth of experience supporting the City’s parks, having served as a Vice President at the Prospect Park Alliance and most recently as Deputy Commissioner overseeing public affairs and communications at New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection.
“Parks are among New York’s greatest treasures, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is a jewel like no other. Eric Landau has advocated for green space and sustainability for over a decade for our city, and has demonstrated impressive leadership serving the City. My administration looks forward to working with the park board to continue the critical work of developing, maintaining and protecting Brooklyn Bridge Park as one of New York City most vital public spaces,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Landau is currently Deputy Commissioner of Public Affairs and Communications at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees management of the City’s water supply and sewer system, including providing drinking water for New York City, maintaining pressure to fire hydrants, managing storm water, and treating wastewater. The agency also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise. In his role, Landau oversees the department’s external affairs and public relations, specifically consisting of the departments of Intergovernmental Affairs, Communications, Environmental Compliance Outreach, Education, and Special Project and Initiatives.
“Eric knows and loves Brooklyn’s parks well, and he will be an incredible leader for Brooklyn Bridge Park. I saw his commitment to engagement and community-driven planning firsthand at Prospect Park, and I know he’ll bring that same commitment to service to this iconic waterfront park,” said Tupper Thomas, former President of the Prospect Park Alliance.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation is a not-for-profit entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline.