Eric Landau Nominated for Brooklyn Bridge Park Presidency

The Eagle reports that Mayor de Blasio has nominated Eric Landau, who presently serves as deputy commissioner of public affairs and communications at the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, to be the new president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Before taking his post at DEP, Landau was vice president of government and external affairs and special assistant to the president of the Prospect Park Alliance. If confirmed, Landau will assume the presidency as Brooklyn Bridge Park is undergoing its last stages of construction (photo: Pier 3). He will also inherit the controversy over the need for two high rise residential buildings on the Pier 6 uplands to provide revenue for future park maintenance.

According to the Eagle story, Landau is “[a]n advocate of environmental issues, open space and community voices, [who] also has experience in government and urban park planning.”

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  • Andrew Porter

    As I wrote on the Eagle’s page, I hope he’ll be supportive of open, green, space, instead of the frenetic activities that bring hundreds of thousands of people to the BBP. Also, that the BBP acts in a responsible manner, rather than having an adversarial relationship with locals and local elected officials.

    Anyone new is going to be better than Regina Meyer was.