Long Island Press Relaunch Party A Success


A jubilant crowd gathered to celebrate the first monthly print edition of the newly relaunched Long Island Press during a launch party held Sept. 14 at Lord & Taylor in Manhasset.

Well-dressed revelers and supporters mingled in the Miracle Mile shopping destination’s recently redesigned glass atrium while noshing on light bites from event sponsors The Crispy Pig and Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, and enjoying samples of fine wines from Banfi Vitners and brews from The Boston Beer Co.

“It’s our honor and great thrill to bring back to the community a revered brand of journalism, the Long Island Press,” Victoria Schneps and her son, Joshua Schneps, the co-publishers of the Press, wrote in a letter to readers. “Together, we will bring you outstanding coverage and celebration of everything Long Island.”

The 112-page issue of the Press—the region’s premier news and lifestyle magazine—has a recently redesigned logo and features Jericho native actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler of The Sopranos fame on the cover. It can be found on newsstands now across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Bayside-based Schneps Communications acquired the Press—which has been online-only for the past three years—from Syosset-based Morey Publishing in April.

Schneps hired John Kominicki as publisher, Joanna Austin as associate publisher/senior vice president and Timothy Bolger as editor in chief.

The publication derives its name from a broadsheet newspaper that dates back to the 1821 founding of The Long Island Farmer, which changed its name to The Long Island Daily Press a century later and then dropped the word daily from its name.

In addition to being monthly in print, the Press will continue to be daily online at longislandpress.com A list of locations where readers can pick up a copy of the Press will be posted online. And a digital edition can be found here. 

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Hostess Victoria Schneps-Yunis; Jason Sidana, Midknight Genius (Photo by Allen Nygai).
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Banfi Vintners  (Photo by Allen Nygai).
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Boston Beer Co.  (Photo by Allen Nygai).
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Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria  (Photo by Allen Nygai).
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Hostess Victoria Schneps-Yunis (Photo by Allen Nygai)
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Councilwoman Lee, Hostess Victoria Schneps-Yunis and Joanna Austin, Associate Publisher and Vice President of Sales, L.I. Press (Photo by Allen Nygai)
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Hostess Victoria Schneps-Yunis and Jim Metzger (Photo by Allen Nygai)
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Alure Home Improvement and Hostess Victoria Schneps-Yunis. (Photo by Allen Nygai).