Schneps Communications acquires Community News Group and NYC Community Media, creating dominant local-media company

Bright future: From left, Josh Schneps and Vicki Schneps-Yunis of Schneps Communications and Community News Group owners Les and Jennifer Goodstein were happy to announce on Sept. 7 that Schneps Communications bought CNG and its publications, making the new company the largest print, digital, and events company in the New York market.
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The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one.

Schneps Communications, a family-run business owned by Victoria and Joshua Schneps, has acquired Community News Group and NYC Community Media, one of the largest publishers of community newspapers, niche publications, websites and events in New York State.

Together, Schneps, CNG, and NYCCM offer unmatched reach in the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island and Westchester. The newly combined company will be known as Schneps Community News Group and will have a total printed weekly circulation of more than 300,000 copies, a digital reach of more than 2.5 million page views per month, and host more than 40 events every year.

“We will clearly have the largest reach of any local media company in New York City across print, digital, and events,” said Joshua Schneps, SCNG Chief Executive Officer. “We can now offer companies large and small, seeking to reach an individual neighborhood or the entire City of New York and its surrounding region, the most cost-effective and efficient means of marketing.”

Each borough and Long Island have a group of distinctive media assets, some dating back as far as 1908.

“Our brands are as grass roots as it gets and produce award-winning content that both our readers and advertisers trust,” said Victoria Schneps, Publisher and President of SCNG.

With the uncertainty of the media landscape both locally and nationally, Schneps has prospered by investing in content not only in its newspapers and niche publications, but through successful digital assets and events that have created a diversified media company.

“This acquisition will allow us to reach a scale that will create unique opportunities for clients that want to target their marketing and work with proven brands,” said Victoria.

“In addition, our knowledge and success around digital and events will be a boon to many of CNG’s exceptional outlets,” Joshua added.

CNG and NYCCM was owned and operated by husband-and-wife team of Les and Jennifer Goodstein. Les was a News Corp executive who led the initial formation of CNG through a series of acquisitions, while Jennifer acquired NYCCM, with its group of titles in Manhattan, from their previous owner. In 2014 Les and Jennifer acquired CNG from News Corp, bringing the group back to its roots as a family-owned business.

Les and Jennifer Goodstein were advised on the sale by Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene, and Associates.

Schneps Communications has grown since the founding of The Queens Courier, by Victoria Schneps in her home in 1985, to become the preeminent publisher of community newspapers, leading digital websites and assets, business-to -business events, and live events.

Its media assets include:

The Queens Courier

The Courier Sun

The Ridgewood Times

The Times Newsweekly

El Correo

Noticia LI

The Long Island Press

Brownstoner Magazine

The North Shore Towers Courier

LIC Magazine

BORO Magazine

LeHavre Courier

Cryder Point Courier

Queens in Your Pocket

Aspire College Magazine

Best of Long Island

Best of Brooklyn

Best of the Boro

The World’s Fare

The Kings, Power Women and Stars business events Hosted throughout NYC and Long Island

The Power List events

Real Estate Award and Conference Events

Senior Health Expos

Kids Expos

About CNG and NYCCM

New York’s largest collection of family-owned newspapers, websites, and magazines and the city’s most powerful name in community journalism.

Its media assets include:

Brooklyn Paper

Park Slope Courier

Bay News

Mill Basin Marine Park Courier

Brooklyn Graphic

Gay City News

Caribbean Life




Bronx Times

Bronx Times Reporter

The Villager

The Villager Express

Downtown Express

Chelsea Now

Manhattan Express

BORO Weekly

Brooklyn Family

Queens Family

Bronx Family

Manhattan Family

Westchester Family

Special Child

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Guide

Brooklyn Tomorrow

Queens Tomorrow

Brooklyn Uncovered

Gay City Guide

Sweet 16 Guide

Wedding Guide

Airport Voice

Wedding Pride

Eat Up

Ambassador Awards

Impact Awards

Healthcare Awards

Elder Care Expos

CNG Radio Podcast

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Posted 12:00 am, September 14, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
I for one welcome our new robot overlords...
Sept. 14, 2018, 12:15 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
This is how you eliminate fake news. The more media outlets run by patriotic Americans, the better.
Sept. 14, 2018, 4:05 pm
bing from bong says:
The only fake news is coming from that idiot in the white house. He has singlehandedly disgraced the office of the president. And shame on all you idiots who voted for him and STILL support him.
Sept. 14, 2018, 4:43 pm
TOM from says:
Does this qualify as a media mogul or empire?
Sept. 14, 2018, 7:48 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Oh poor bing/VZ. The American people are done with you traitors and the media is going to reflect that, or go the way of the dinosaur. Your thought process is a relic of the past, the sooner you realize this, the sooner you can leave your facility and rejoin society.
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:46 pm
bing from bong says:
LOL at that rube hr from br. Any REAL NY'er knows trump is a joke and a fool. Go back to your flyover state you inbred transplant. And in case you forgot, more than half of the people who voted, did not vote for your idiot. Oh and congrats on your lame joke that you've been milking. You're as funny as Ted Cruz.
Sept. 15, 2018, 7:54 am
Moses Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
Trump USA. We love you president Trump . Never before have so many jobs been created , there is now hope on the business world . MAGA
Sept. 16, 2018, 6:42 pm
SCR from Realityville says:
The greatest menace continues to be Ideological-purity,totally without regard to whether,it is Ideological-purity initiated by the Right-wing,or the Left-wing. And yes,fewer media corporation/sources,do increase the chances,that media adheres to Ideological-purity. Ideologies supercede,at its worst,when the media;fails to expose corrupt/incompetent politicians. Or other public-officials,with such attributes.
Sept. 16, 2018, 8:03 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Wait, the sniveling coward called this lifelong resident a transplant? It’s just projection after projection from the pathetic, racist, spineless loser. Keep talking, we are finding out all about you vz.
Sept. 16, 2018, 9:32 pm
bing from bong says:
???Phoney racist transplant??? You are a sniveling coward transplant and pretend to be a tough guy. Go back to your flyover state, carpetbagger!
Sept. 16, 2018, 9:36 pm
Bubba Witherspoon the third from Buckhead says:
BingBong has a poster of his idol Maxine Waters covering the stains on his crumbling plaster walls
Sept. 16, 2018, 10:33 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
You could also show up any Saturday at noon at you know wheee to find out what I’m really like, but that would involve backbone.
Sept. 16, 2018, 10:37 pm
bing from bong says:
Yeah, I know "whee" to find you. In your mom's basement playing ringolevio by yourself. You're such a tool.
Sept. 17, 2018, 6:52 am

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