WILLIAMSBURG — The head of Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn Parks, a conservancy for all Williamsburg and Greenpoint green space, has resigned.
Edward Janoff, who came to North Brooklyn from the Department of Transportation, had worked as executive director of OSA for more than three years.
OSA deals with more than 100 of North Brooklyn parks, including McCarren, McGolrick, Bushwick Inlet and Grand Ferry Park. It manages the green spaces in collaboration with the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.
Janoff was not immediately available for comment.
Open Space Alliance board of directors chairman Adam Perlmutter confirmed that Janoff is leaving the nonprofit and said that his last day will be Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Janoff is moving on to be the director of external affairs for the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Perlmutter said in a phone interview.
"Ed's tenure has been great," he said. "He's provided a very steady hand on the helm, which is important for us. He's really moved us to the next level."
OSA is working with the Parks Department on the next steps for hiring a new lead for North Brooklyn parks, Perlmutter said. Janoff will be offering unpaid transition consulting, he said.
In his role, Janoff functioned as administrator of North Brooklyn parks for the Parks Department and executive director of OSA.
The responsibilities of the new director may be different, Perlmutter said.
"It's an exciting time for us," he said. "We're looking forward to working with parks on our next stage."