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.
Rarely do I write about national issues, but my heart broke for all the families whose loved ones were slaughtered in the senseless killings in Oregon last week. Why? And, why must the president make it a political issue? Because it is! I am a proud American and I find it remarkable that one lobbying […]
Twenty-six Federal Plaza Federal General Services Administration (GSA) employees are suing to prevent having to move to new offices at the World Trade Center. They missed who is behind the scenes in forcing their relocation. In 2012, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was successful in lobbying the GSA to sign a lease for space at 1 […]
I’m not a Catholic, but I fell in love with Pope Francis, as I think millions of others did, this past week. His presence in our city, Washington and Philadelphia sealed forever his impact. And it’s all good! When I found out that Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, who helps run Futures in Education for the Diocese […]
In the past few years, Queens has considerably become the most rapidly growing borough in NYC. Large scale developments have been paving the way in cities such as Flushing and Long Island City, creating a domino effect through Queens. Not surprisingly the growth of the borough has trickled down to multi-family investment sales. The price […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio should look in the mirror before blaming Washington for shortchanging mass transit needs. Federal support for transportation has remained consistent and growing. It has actually increased over past decades. When a crises occurred, be it 9/11 in 2001 or Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Washington was there for us. Additional billions in […]