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Tucker Reed
Tucker Reed is the President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the local economic development organization tasked with supporting Downtown Brooklyn's emergence as New York City's center for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. He previously was the Director of Special Projects for Two Trees Management Company, a real estate development firm based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where he assisted in the execution of development projects with an aggregate budget of nearly $200 million, while directing communications and community development efforts for the firm.

From 2008 - 2009 Tucker worked for the State Department in Baghdad, Iraq on the rebuilding of the City and serving as Chief of Staff of the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Prior to joining the State Department, Tucker was the founding Executive Director of the DUMBO Improvement District, responsible for launching the organization in 2006 that has overseen the flourishing development of that waterfront office and residential district. Prior to coming to DUMBO, Tucker was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Small Business Services in the Bloomberg Administration. He attended Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Entries by Tucker Reed

This Is What Brooklyn Could Look Like in 2030

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 11:08 AM

Imagine this: A cluster of academic and government-supported incubator spaces home to nearly 50 startups. A community of people making 3D printers available in classrooms. A suite of events (hackathon, career sessions and entrepreneurship symposium) to bridge connections between college students and tech companies. A company creating the...

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Rationalizing the Approach to Municipal Real Estate Assets

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:49 AM

According to the City of New York, we can expect 1,000,000 additional New Yorkers by 2030. We face a significant challenge to provide enough space, both for employment and housing, in time to facilitate this growth. Though few residents recognize this looming space crisis, our current constraints can...

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Revise Zoning Code to Boost Public Facilities

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 10:15 AM

New York City's next mayor will face a daunting challenge of budget gaps that according to current projections will range from $2.5 to $3 billion during each fiscal year between 2014 and 2016.

If the past is prelude, the coming years will likely see reduced discretionary spending and fewer...

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More Than Prayers for Sandy Hook

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:30 AM

A friend from California called to say, "I know you are far from the actual carnage, but its part of who you are. Hope you are OK". I am not OK. I am struggling. The initial façade of 'keep calm and carry on', torn away when I saw the face...

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Downtown Brooklyn: New York City's College Town

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 11:09 AM

The arrival of September and the shortening of long summer days, hints of chiller winds and autumnal tones in trees, means it's that time of year again: back-to-school season. And in Downtown Brooklyn, that translates to 57,000 college students descending upon the area to attend one of the...

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Flatbush Avenue: Brooklyn's Proud Boulevard

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 10:00 AM

I find myself walking down Flatbush Avenue often these days. I parade the stretch of Flatbush just off of the Manhattan Bridge down into the Cultural and Entertainment District emerging around the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Barclays Center set to open in September.

The walk is certainly...

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The Ripple Effect of Applied Sciences in NYC

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 2:53 PM

As both a New Yorker and an economic development professional, I couldn't be more thrilled by 1) the Bloomberg administration's competition for a new world-class applied science campus, and 2) the incredible enthusiasm it has generated.

For once, it's a major economic development initiative that everyone seems...

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Secretary Gates' Sacred Contract

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 3:03 PM

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will retire on June 30th and he is already nearly universally acclaimed as one of the greatest Secretary of Defense in our nation's history. It is easy to understand why. As he acknowledged during his remarks at West Point last February, our country has faced...

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DUMBO Wi-Fi: Taking Your Office Outdoors

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 10:07 AM

Yesterday, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) became the first wireless neighborhood in New York City. In a partnership between the DUMBO Improvement District, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Two Trees Management Company (full disclosure: the real estate development company I work for) free Wi-Fi internet will now...

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Chris Hondros: "A Transcendent Voice for the Good in Life"

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 2:45 PM

I met Chris Hondros in 2009, when a mutual friend suggested we talk. I had just returned from a year in Iraq and our friend thought that Chris and I should trade "war stories." He lived in Brooklyn and I worked in his neighborhood, so we figured we'd have plenty...

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Remembering Iraq, One Year Later

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2010 | 6:55 PM

Baghdad July 4, 2009

"You've got to come see this." The plywood door swung open to a makeshift balcony revealing an orange night sky - that eerie hue the sky turns in a blizzard - air full of expectation and energy. Not a sight I ever expected to see in...

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What We Can Learn in the Sandbox

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 10:54 AM

Today marks the year anniversary of the beginning of the U.S withdrawal from Iraq. It was on June 30, 2009 that American troops withdrew from Iraq's cities fulfilling the first of our withdrawal obligations agreed to in the Status of Forces Agreement with the Government of Iraq. By August, only...

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Iraq: The Elections Are Over, But Our Job Is Not Finished

(3) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 5:10 PM

The elections in Iraq this week were without question critical in efforts to maintain progress there. But elections alone will not be enough to sustain the country's fledgling democracy. If progress is to continue, governance and civic management gains to support stability must be made as well, and America still...

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