Author Archives: Victoria Schneps

Victoria's Secrets
Victoria's Secrets

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.

 

 

Goodbye, dear Jack


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Jack Friedman

The cloudless skies sparkled brilliant blue but they couldn’t brighten the feelings of sadness that came over many in the standing-room-only crowd, as we sat in the chapel paying tribute to Jack Friedman. He died too young at the age of 55. In fact, his 56th birthday was his burial day. But, in some way, […]

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Shelly Felder leads Astoria Performing Arts Center gala


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Shelly Felder, president of the board of the Astoria Performing Arts Center, presenting the award to Ted Chapin

The stunning atrium of the Museum of the Moving Image at the Kaufman Astoria studios hosted a gala to pay tribute to and to raise money for APAC’s important work bringing talented performers to the community. The museum has a 267-seat theater that hosted a musical performance by a professional group of singers who held […]

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Whirlwind week


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‘Sheroes’: Weaving the Stories of Women Yes, a new word was invented in the Brooklyn jury room, “shero,” as the Civil and Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing four extraordinary women when they presented “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” I was delighted to be invited […]

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B Free awards


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Gregori Romenski, Victoria Schneps and BRIC President Leslie Schultz

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, […]

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A whirlwind week of celebrations


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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Ingrid Lewis-Martin
and NBC weatherman Chris Cimino with Victoria

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 […]

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To South America and back


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The Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio

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 […]

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