As founder in 1985 of Schneps Communications,Victoria Schnepsis Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn. The Queens Courier and Brooklyn Home Reporter and Spectator. They also publish El Correo de Queens, and monthly pubs including Queens Business, the Long Island City Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Aspire.
Inspired by the power of the press during her advocacy work on behalf of her daughter Lara, brain damaged at birth, Ms. Schneps pursued her dream of being in the news business. She started a neighborhood newspaper in her Bayside living room, with a partner and a $250 investment.
Today, Schneps Communications publishes over 17 newspapers and magazines. The Queens Courier was chosen as one of the top 10 newspapers in New York State and their website as #1 for two years by the New York State Press Association.
With great joy, after a grueling 48 hours of travel, my plane landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I began my journey on Oceania Cruises on the Atlantic Ocean beginning in the city of the infamous Eva Peron and taking 11 days cruising north to reach Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The sun shone brightly […]
Americans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area, they are still well ahead of us in many things…rail travel included. For much of the last century, until the last quarter, rail travel in the United States was efficient, comfortable, even luxurious. […]
That is the story of my flight to begin my cruise along the east coast of South America. The poorly managed American Airlines flight was to take me nonstop to Buenos Aires, where I would board the ship. But both the weather and poor management has made the flight a flight from hell. It all […]
A native Floridian once said that eventually the state government would have to place a sign at the border with Georgia that said: “Full, please go home.” Visitors to Miami, Tampa and other major destinations will understand why the locals feel that way. Although tourism is one of the prime factors in the Sunshine State’s […]
The five New York City Democratic Party County leaders (State Assemblymember Keith Wright of Manhattan, Frank Seddio of Brooklyn, Congressmember Joseph Crowley of Queens, State Assemblymember Carl Heastie of the Bronx and John Gulino from Staten Island) met behind closed doors to select Bronx State Assemblymember and Democratic Party Chairperson Carl Heastie as the next […]
It’s been a great ride on “Celebrity Apprentice” for the organization I founded over 40 years ago thanks to Geraldo Rivera appearing on the show. All his winnings — and that’s almost $1 million — will enable Life’s WORC to bring services to children in the autism spectrum. The organization gambled and bought and renovated […]