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.

 

 

A wonderful weekend with girlfriends


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With my “girlfriends” Linda DeSebato, Rhona Silver and Judge Margaret McGowan at the lake

It was a wonderful weekend with my “girlfriends.” Yes, we will always be girls! Forever I am a girl and so are my friends. I think it’s okay to feel forever young. Why not? My philosophy is to live each day to the fullest, and did I do that this weekend. On Saturday, I spent […]

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Matilda calls, I listen


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Matilda Cuomo, Italian Consul General Natalia Quintavalle, Emilia Gatto, Representative of the
Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, and artist Gennaro Regina

As I walked up the steps past the security guards, I entered the huge square surrounded by the majestic UN buildings. I’ve been enjoying the view of the UN’s multiple buildings from the LIC side of the city. Seeing it from across the river provides a different sense of its power than being there. I […]

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A glorious weekend – finally


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Our staff artist Jack gave us all Amazing Friendship Lights

It has been weeks since we had a perfect weather weekend and finally this one made me feel that summer is here! It didn’t hurt that I did three of my favorite things – shopping at the LIC Flea and Beer Garden, visiting my friend Pouran in the Hamptons and dinner with dear friend Sylvia […]

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Seeing two great women in one week


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I was happy to interview Chirlane McCray, our first lady of NYC

Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, held a hearing at Queens Borough Hall for providers of mental health services, her priority as first lady, and I had the pleasure of sitting down with her one-on-one after the hearing ended. She’s a special, smart and passionate woman, much like my childhood friend Judy, now known as Judge […]

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Geraldo helps once again


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Steven Santino with Geraldo Rivera

It was a picture-perfect day as I drove up to the country club in New Jersey where Life’s WORC was holding our 27th Geraldo Rivera golf outing. There was Geraldo broadcasting live his daily WABC radio show just off the first hole. It has been a wonderful year, with Geraldo raising over $720,000 as a […]

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Magical week


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Addy (center) dancing her heart out!

What could be better than to begin a week with a newborn baby brought into the world by my children and end the week with my granddaughter’s dance recitals? Sloane Londyn came home to her brother Hudson, and mother and child are fortunately flourishing. Then, I had the biggest belly laugh ever watching 4-year-old Addy and her 3-year-old friends dance onto the stage to […]

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