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.

 

 

‘Two’ much fun


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The view of Great Cruz Bay from the beach at the Westin Resort & Villas on St. John in the Virgin Islands

As the ferry made its way through gently cresting waters under a brilliant blue sky filled with puffy, cotton ball clouds, I saw a boat with the imprinted words “two much fun.” That’s how I felt about my week away on the secluded island of St. John in the Virgin Islands. Stu, my beloved husband […]

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A whirlwind week


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The “Wow” girls gathered for dinner at Giardino in Douglaston

With the loss of beloved friend Dolly DeThomas, my “Wow” friends had dinner together last week. We ate in a private room at Giardino, in Douglaston. The superb italian food and service is no surprise considering its owned by Frank Russo of Russo’s on the Bay. It was decided to support a scholarship at Vaughn […]

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A spectacular staycation setting


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North Shore Towers

Nothing beats a day at the Pouran Spa at North Shore Towers for recharging my batteries. As I recently drove up to their gatehouse off the service road of the Grand Central Parkway, I was struck by the blazing colored leaves on the trees and the fabulous fall plantings. I’ve known for years as the […]

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‘Hot Bench’ stars on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’


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Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango, Wendy Williams and Larry Bakman

My childhood friend hit the jackpot and is now known as Judge Judy to the world. Our friendship has lasted the test of time and I relish her every success. This season, she came up with the idea of a show featuring three judges on the bench hearing individual cases. And so it got produced […]

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