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.

 

 

Reunions


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The Yunis clan: Broners, Schnepses, Petersons, Eastons and Alonis

It was a bittersweet reunion on Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore and the following weekend a joyous gathering of the Yunis family in Kent, Connecticut. For years, my late husband Stu’s daughter Mimi and her husband Jim have hosted their and my family at their getaway country house. Each of these two weekends, […]

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Death is always so sad but…


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Claire and Mel Shulman at his 90th birthday

What started out, after a year of planning, as a joyous family reunion ended with the death of the 91-year-old family patriarch, but the children, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren were all there to support the widow because they were serendipitously in town for the family gathering. Their presence softened the pain of the […]

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A trip down Memory Lane


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Sebern‘s, my Dad’s store for over 50 years on Fulton Street

When Josh and I bought the Home Reporter, Brooklyn Spectator and Spectator News, I remember then-Borough President Marty Markowitz bellowing as only he can, “You better be from Brooklyn!” As it is, Josh lives in Brooklyn, and I was born and grew up and married in Brooklyn, so he was satisfied and became one of […]

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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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