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.
It’s raining, it’s pouring … well Sunday was a great day as the rain forcefully hit my windows and made my driveway so slushy and slippery I couldn’t get my Sunday papers sitting at the end of the driveway. But it is a great reason to stay home and reflect on a packed week. I’m […]
Skiers from the western part of the country have often said that those from the east are great because of the “garbage” they ski on. The amount of natural, fresh powder that falls in the east can hardly compare to Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. They are right about one thing. Eastern skiers and riders […]
My week was like life — full of highs and lows. My high was taking my little grandchildren to two shows and attending the fabulous party given by my friend, Judge Sylvia Ash. But the low was the sad funeral/wake of sweet Willie Rivera, who I got to know through his brother Geraldo. Willie, 71, […]
Check out the walls of most any college and hospital and you’ll see lists of names extolling those who have given in support of the institution. Normally right at the top there will be several “anonymous” designations commemorating those who have given but desire to remain in the background, not receiving kudos for their generosity. […]
With funerals and sadness all around me as two police officers and our respected and beloved governor were laid to rest, I was delighted to spend some precious time with my stepson Jon, his wife Hillary and 3-year-old Jillian in New York for a vacation from their home in sunny Sarasota, Fla. The images of […]
I couldn’t stop laughing after hearing about former New York State Governor George Pataki (1994 – 2006) considering once again to run for president by entering the 2016 Republican presidential primary. No one who truly believes in limited government, balanced budgets, reduction in long-term debt and support for the free enterprise system signed up for […]