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.
Rarely do I write about national issues, but my heart broke for all the families whose loved ones were slaughtered in the senseless killings in Oregon last week. Why? And, why must the president make it a political issue? Because it is! I am a proud American and I find it remarkable that one lobbying […]
I’m not a Catholic, but I fell in love with Pope Francis, as I think millions of others did, this past week. His presence in our city, Washington and Philadelphia sealed forever his impact. And it’s all good! When I found out that Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, who helps run Futures in Education for the Diocese […]
Holiday time has blessedly always been about family togetherness. This year, the beginning of the New Year celebration of Rosh Hashanah allowed me to share it with my Yunis and Schneps families and sneak in a friends gathering at a new restaurant before the holiday began.
Each end of August, our beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park welcomes the world to our doorstep to enjoy and participate in the U.S. Open. How lucky we are to have them here but there were and probably still are people who don’t like their world invaded. When the USTA opened discussions of bringing their event […]
It was a glorious week with the bright hot summer sun in all its glory as we gathered for a week of cousin love. The surprise of the week was a wonderful visit to the home of my brother Bob and his wife B.J. They have created a unique, tranquil home filled with multiple gardens, […]