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Mayor Eric Adams Nominates Eric Landau for Reappointment as President of Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 14, 2023

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors Today Confirmed the Reappointment 

June 14, 2023 Mayor Eric Adams has nominated Eric Landau for reappointment as President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Following the recommendation from Mayor Adams, First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright, and Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi, today the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors unanimously approved the reappointment.

As President of Brooklyn Bridge Park since April, 2017, Eric Landau has overseen the completion of the Park as originally designed. This includes:

  • The construction and opening of the Pier 5 Uplands in June, 2017
  • The construction and opening of Pier 3 in July, 2018
  • The construction and opening of the Pier 2 Uplands in July, 2020
  • The construction and opening of Emily Warren Roebling Plaza in December, 2021
  • The completion, in 2022, of the critical maritime maintenance project, which preserves the park piers for generations

During his tenure, Landau has also overseen the re-design of the Park’s Greenway in 2018, the re-build and replacement of Squibb Bridge, and the replacement of the Pier 5 turf field, both in 2020. Landau led BBP through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when public space in NYC became a lifeline for millions of residents. Landau ensured the Park remained open throughout, guiding the organization through crisis and uncertainty while maintaining the highest standards of operation, health, and safety for all.

Landau brings a wealth of experience supporting the City’s parks, having previously served as a Vice President at the Prospect Park Alliance and as Deputy Commissioner overseeing public affairs and communications at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

“Brooklyn Bridge Park is jewel of this city – a green sanctuary where New Yorkers can destress and enjoy a host of activities. For the last 6 years, Eric Landau has been a wonderful steward of the Park and has seen it thrive,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi. “I congratulate him on his reappointment as President and look forward to the Park’s continued success”

“I’m honored by Mayor Adams’ nomination and thrilled to continue to serve the City as President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. I look forward to our ongoing partnership with the Park’s board of directors, the community, and elected officials to ensure Brooklyn Bridge Park remains a world-class Park for everyone,” said Eric Landau.

“Eric Landau has been a seasoned public servant for our parks in Brooklyn and I’m confident that he’ll continue to successfully guide our beloved Brooklyn Bridge Park for many years to come,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “Congratulations to Eric Landau for his reappointment as President of Brooklyn Bridge Park!”

“Congratulations to Eric Landau on his reappointment as President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Eric has overseen significant milestones in the Park, from the opening of Emily Warren Roebling Plaza to ensuring New Yorkers could safely be outdoors during the Covid pandemic. I thank him for being a good steward of this land so New Yorkers and indeed visitors from all over the world can enjoy a world-class park with striking waterfront views,” said Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. 

“Eric has done an outstanding job at the helm of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and I’m thankful that Mayor Adams reappointed him for another term,” said State Senator Andrew Gounardes. “His stewardship has guided the park through so many challenges and new developments that I know he will continue to be a fantastic choice for president.”

“I am thrilled that Eric will be staying on as President of Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Councilmember Lincoln Restler. “We are fortunate to have him at the helm of this gem of a Brooklyn institution and I look forward to the continued partnership with him and his team.”

“Eric Landau has been an all-star since taking over the reins of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation,” said Chris Coffey, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Board Chair. “We are so excited that he’s been reappointed as President. He’s passionate, smart, and works hard to put the needs of park-goers first. On behalf of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. we are excited the Mayor has appointed him and look forward to our ongoing work together.”

 

About Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York City in a generation, has transformed a once dilapidated industrial waterfront into a vibrant and thriving 85-acre civic landscape. Brooklyn Bridge Park is designed to be both environmentally and financially sustainable, a critical element of the park’s long-term sustainability. Operated as a not-for-profit controlled by the City of New York, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation develops, capitally improves, and maintains the Park and is responsible for all day-to-day operations.

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