James P. Stuckey, one of the original initiators of the Atlantic Yards project, says this massive development is bringing more than just jobs to the area; it will give a fresh face to New York City. James P. Stuckey says that the project currently employs over 650 workers. More than two thirds of these are New York City residents, adds James P. Stuckey, with nearly 200 coming from the surrounding community of Brooklyn.
According to James P. Stuckey, the project is providing far more than just temporary employment. The $4.9 billion development will include a combination of retail, office, and residential space along with several community facilities, reports James P. Stuckey. When all is said and done, it is estimated that new job creation will be in the thousands, points out James P. Stuckey.
Once completed, Atlantic Yards will be the epicenter of sports and entertainment, according to James P. Stuckey. He says that the development’s 850,000 square foot arena, the Barclays Center, will be the new home of the professional basketball team currently known as the New Jersey Nets. In addition to sports, James P. Stuckey also reports that the arena will host a number of events including concerts and family entertainment.
As the project progresses, James P. Stuckey is confident that the Atlantic Yards development will bring with it a sense of community pride of which the city can be proud. The area, he says, deserves revitalization and James P. Stuckey believes that project will benefit Brooklyn, as well as all of New York City, for years to come.
A real estate developer for over three decades, James P. Stuckey is CEO of the green and sustainable development firm, Verdant Properties, LLC®. James P. Stuckey has served the people of New York City as President of the New York City Public Design Commission and as the divisional Dean and Clinical Professor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, among others. James P. Stuckey pioneered NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate’s post-catastrophe learning program. During Mayor Edward I. Koch’s administration, James P. Stuckey oversaw or participated in the development of many projects that continue to impact the city today. These included the development of the Citibank Center, the Astoria Motion Picture Studio, and the Staten Island Corporate Parks.
James P. Stuckey has held memberships in the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, the New York City Transit Museum, the Young Presidents Organization, and has served as a Chairman for the Center Against Domestic Violence. Holding two masters degrees from St. John’s University and St. Joseph’s Seminary Institute for Religious Studies, James P. Stuckey often lectures at Harvard, Columbia, and St. John’s University. James P. Stuckey is also a gifted musician with proficiency in 10 different instruments. He lives in Florida with his wife and family.