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.
Each month for the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gregori Romenski who produced my TV show “Victoria’s Stars.” Each half-hour show features the special people of Brooklyn and is seen on Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision and RCN, as well as on YouTube. I’ve been delighted to interview political, business, […]
When I returned from my mellow trip to South America, another trip began. This one was a whirlwind of wonderful days and nights. It began Monday with a “Suite Seat” to see Billy Joel. Tuesday was my birthday celebration with all my children and Schneps grandchildren. Wednesday, we celebrated the Top Women in Business in […]
Over recent years ski resorts throughout the country have been trying to figure out how to monetize their investment in warm weather. Some, such as Belleayre in upstate New York, Killington in Vermont and Park City/Deer Valley in Utah have regular concerts and shows on what would have been snow covered slopes only a brief […]
Is there real reason to celebrate the 22nd anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and its predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation which was created in 1966. In 1991, the NYC Public Development Corporation […]
My flight home on an American Airlines’ 767-300 plane was as terrific as I could wish for and the final 10 hours coming home were made comfortable after a 13-day visit to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on the Oceania cruise line. What I love about a cruise is that I unpack once and get to visit 10 cities. And then there is them pampering factor […]
The well-worn stereotype of the clueless sorority girl absorbs some good natured jabs in “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” It’s currently staged by the Marathon Little Theatre Group at 245-37 60th Ave. (Marathon J.C.C.) in Douglaston. Director Barbara Auriemma and producer Sandi Plotkin introduce us to beautiful, good-hearted, extroverted blonde Elle Woods (Brittany Juilfs). She’s broken-hearted […]