Community Leader, Sue Wolfe, named to receive Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award at upcoming Atlantic Antic™ Festival on September 27, 2015


Date: August 20, 2015
Contact: Michelle Karshan, Communications Consultant
Cell & Text: 917-853-0433

Brooklyn, New York – August 20, 2015 – On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Atlantic Avenue’s Hollow Nickel restaurant, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. (AALDC) held a celebration for Sue Wolfe in honor of being named the fourth recipient of the Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award.  AALDC president, Christian Haag, congratulated Sue Wolfe and will present the Ambassador Award to her on the main stage of the upcoming 41st Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival at 2pm on September 27, 2015.

The celebration was attended by New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin, current and past Board Members of the AALDC, business and community leaders, friends, family and first recipient of the Ambassador Award, Charlie Sahadi. Councilmember Levin recalled fondly how kind and helpful Wolfe has been to him since the first day he took office.

The Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award, presented by the AALDC,  recognizes an exceptional community or businessperson who has made outstanding contributions to the economic and cultural development of Atlantic Avenue and the surrounding community. The inaugural Ambassador Award was presented to Charlie Sahadi in 2011, followed by District Attorney Charles Hynes in 2013, and Assemblymember Joan L. Millman in 2014.

The Fourth Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award will be presented to Sue Wolfe in recognition of her vast activities in community development, preservation, beautification and recreation, particularly in Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Gowanus and the Brooklyn Bridge Park community.

IMG_0503New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon presented a Citation to Wolfe honoring her as “an advocate on a broad scale for issues and activities affecting our communities including active leadership in the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation and the annual Atlantic Antic street festival, the Hoyt Street Association’s annual plant sale, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Council and Brooklyn, the bi-annual Boerum Hill house tour and Boerum Hill’s beautification efforts, including the addition of  commercial blocks to the ‘Greenest Block in Brooklyn’ contest, working to implement Residential Permit Parking, as well as a host of other neighborhood projects…” Further the Citation recounts that Wolfe also “…spearheaded renovations and advocacy for parks through her presidency of the Friends of Thomas Greene Park.”

Wolfe, in her thank you comments, acknowledged her late husband, Joel, as her “silent partner” who supported her in her community work and participated on many levels. Joel opened Restaurant Lisanne on Atlantic Avenue in the 80’s and that was the center of their lives for eight years.

Sue Wolfe is a recipient of the 2015 New York City Council Women’s Caucus “Herstory” Award and has received recognition for her work in real estate from the 2012 Multi-Million Dollar Club,  2013 Multi-Million Dollar Club, and the 2013 NRT Top 100 Teams.

Sue Wolfe is the President of the Friends of Thomas Greene Park, Past President of the Boerum Hill Association from 2003-2009, is the Vice President of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp., is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Avenue BID, Vice President of the Mid-Block Association, sits on the Board of Trustees at the Mary McDowell Friends School (a K-12 college prep Quaker school for students with learning disabilities), and is a member of Corcoran Cares. Wolfe also serves as a delegate and facilitator on behalf of her community in the New York City Council participatory budgeting process. Wolfe’s interests include historic preservation, antiquing, gardening, and needlepoint. Sue is particularly delighted that her Atlantic Avenue block has won the “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn” for a number of years.

AALDC is a nonprofit organization committed to the economic development, cultural enrichment and historic preservation of the Atlantic Avenue area and surrounding community. AALDC was established in 1986, most known for its annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival. For more information on the AALDC, please visit or call 718-875-8993.

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