Long Island Press Celebrates 200 Years — And Counting

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The first issue of the Long Island Daily Farmer, the April 2020 cover of the Long Island Press, and July 1969 coverage of the Moon landing.

The Long Island Press, from farmer’s journal to leading lifestyle media brand, celebrates 200 years — and counting

It’s not typical for a publication to have the stamina to endure — and thrive — for the better part of two centuries, but that’s what Long Island Press has been doing. 

What began in 1821 as the Long Island Farmer in rural Jamaica, Queens, and evolved into a hard-hitting source of daily news in the 20th century, is now a leading media brand in print as a monthly news magazine, a daily website, and an email newsletter. The Long Island Press also hosts top business and live events as well as the beloved Bethpage Best of Long Island program.

“We have proudly told the stories of job creators and visionaries who run these businesses, as our predecessors at the Press have since the publication was founded two centuries ago,” said Long Island Press Editor in Chief Tim Bolger. 

Currently published by Schneps Media, the Long Island Press reflects the lifestyle of the upwardly mobile and perpetually curious, and provides a view with a wide-angle lens from the Queens border all the way to Riverhead on the East End.

“The Long Island Press is designed to inspire, to encourage, and to bring our readers the news they need,” said Publisher Joanna Austin. “It’s also the ‘what to do and where to go’ publication, as in ‘who is doing what on our Island today.’”

Informed and supported by the real estate, home, healthcare, tech, and leisure/entertainment industries, the Long Island Press has the added benefit of reporting from fellow Schneps Media publications in Queens (QNS.com and Queens Courier) and the Hamptons (Dan’s Paper and Behind the Hedges). 

“It’s the ‘good news’ newspaper,” said Austin. “We find out who’s driving the innovation and building our communities, and then we spotlight them for their neighbors.”

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