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.

 

 

Fabulous at 50 weekend celebration


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This past weekend we celebrated my late husband Stu’s daughter Mimi’s 50th birthday, and what a glorious time it was with the gathering of the clan of children and grandchildren. Mimi is a remarkable person who personifies the modern woman. She is a brilliant professional heading a preschool; the mother of three magnificent, accomplished boys; […]

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Driving down Memory Lane


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Dr. Willam J. Fritz (right), College of Staten Island president, presents Geraldo Rivera with
a plaque recognizing his work and appearance at a lecture on Social Work and Disabilities Studies

As my car turned onto Victory Boulevard off the Staten Island Expressway, I saw the stately brick gates leading into the College of Staten Island. As I drove up the wide, curving roads, the college buildings came into view surrounded by swaths of brilliant, green lawns. For me, this place has special meaning. It is […]

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A tribute to my Mom who made me feel like a queen


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Vicki Column Pic week of May 7

How do I love you, Mom? Let me count the ways. My mom was my mentor, my rock, a powerhouse of energy and leadership whom I dearly admired. From her Campfire Girl leader days to Girl Scout leader to PTA president, my mom positioned herself to be involved in my life while involving me. She was my role model. […]

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Special happening for special people


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Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, Vicki Schneps, Geraldo’s 9 year-old daughter Sol, Geraldo Rivera, donor Rick Del Mastro and Life’s WORC Executive Director Janet Koch

After years of planning, the clear blue cloudless skies and bright sun shone down warmly on the hundred people gathered to officially open the Family Center for Autism that Life’s Worc created with the help of its great benefactor Geraldo Rivera. There was Geraldo, who had raised $725,000 for Life’s Worc from his courageous “Celebrity […]

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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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