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.

 

 

Going, going, at long last gone


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With my cousin Marcia Fischer going up the gangplank for our cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.

That is the story of my flight to begin my cruise along the east coast of South America. The poorly managed American Airlines flight was to take me nonstop to Buenos Aires, where I would board the ship. But both the weather and poor management has made the flight a flight from hell. It all […]

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And the winner is …


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Donald Trump joining Geraldo Rivera, his wife Erica and their family

It’s been a great ride on “Celebrity Apprentice” for the organization I founded over 40 years ago thanks to Geraldo Rivera appearing on the show. All his winnings — and that’s almost $1 million — will enable Life’s WORC to bring services to children in the autism spectrum. The organization gambled and bought and renovated […]

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What’s old is new again!


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Maureen Walthers turning over the keys for her newspapers to new owner Victoria Schneps

For 107 years, the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly have been sold on newsstands. They’re proud of their motto, “Fighting for the needs of Queens and Brooklyn,” and now they have joined our family of newspapers. I am so thrilled to bring them into our fold, moving from one family-owned company to another. Maureen Walthers […]

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Powerful partying


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Charles and Daphne Chan, Tracy and Seth Kupferberg, Deidre Major,
Councilman Peter Koo, Tony Major, Congresswoman Grace Meng and Claire Schulman

I feel like I’ve been hit by lightning! If any of you have been watching Geraldo Rivera on Monday nights on “Celebrity Apprentice,” you know he is raising serious money for his favorite cause — Life’s WORC. I’m thrilled to tell you it is the organization I founded 44 years ago to help my first-born […]

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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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