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.

 

 

Great people gather


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Photo by Allen Ngai

The auditorium at the Kupferberg center at Colden was overflowing with the power people of our city to hear our borough president deliver her first State of the Borough message. She knocked it out of the ballpark! I was happy to see the brilliant Brooklyn BP Eric Adams cheering her on. And with comptroller Tom […]

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Good friends, new adventures


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Seth and Tracey Kupferberg, Charles Chan and Claire Shulman enjoyed the Spring Shabu Shabu buffet dinner

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 […]

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Riding the cyclone called ‘life’


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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, […]

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A week of joy and sadness


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Lunch at The Cafe with Jillian and her new friend

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 […]

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A year to treasure


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Memories of togetherness with my grandchildren at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

Although my heart is heavy with the loss of two of our bravest, I also grieve for those who were killed. Too many mentally ill people roam our streets untreated, hurting themselves and innocent people, and it is happening too often. My hope for the new year is that the cool, intelligent heads of our […]

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Celebrations


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Borough President Eric Adams and Italian Consul General Natalia Quintavalle view the manuscripts

It was a week of many celebrations, some holiday-centered, and others community-based. From the storied holiday celebration of Joe and Mary Ann Mattone, Flushing Bank to the extraordinary coup of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, each was unique in its own way. When I first met Eric Adams, then a state senator, I knew he […]

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