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From local environmental issues, to our school boards to local youth and adult sports reporting, the Queens Ledger / Greenpoint Star Community Newspaper Group is serious about informing our readers about;

1. what is happening on their block,
2. what is happening in their neighborhood, and
3. what is going on in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn which affects their lives.

Our readership is heavily made up of civic members, families with children in schools, people who attend religious services and people involved in community sports. We have subscription programs for organizations in our communities, because those people are the ones who are active. They are the ones with the purchasing power who support our merchants.


Queens County is made up of a series of towns broken into THREE distinct areas. Established in 1873, the Newtown Register (from which we evolved) covered the local news for the Western Queens community. Today four of our newspapers cover this diverse area. They are the Queens Ledger,the Glendale Register, the Forest Hills/Rego Park TIMES and the Astoria/Long Island City/Jackson Heights JOURNAL

Established in 1909, the Observer weekly newspaper of Richmond Hill published weekly for that town in South Queens. In 1912, the Leader weekly newspaper of Woodhaven combined with the Observer newspaper and the LEADER/OBSERVER newspaper of South-Queens was formed. Today this newspaper is the premier paid weekly community newspaper in South Queens covering Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Jamaica and Howard Beach.

In Eastern Queens we publish the Queens Examiner. Our motto; “we not only cover the news, but we are part of the communities we serve” sets us apart from any news agency which touches the area. Our rich history and passionate positive coverage allows us to be part of everything which happens in the towns we cover. We are the best advertising medium you could possibly choose.

In Brooklyn the Greenpoint STAR and Brooklyn Northside NEWS covers those great neighborhoods in Brooklyn which are vibrant and growing. The Brooklyn Downtown STAR covers central Brooklyn like a glove.

With a circulation of 30,000 every Thursday, the Queens Ledger is sold at more than 100 newsstands and newsboxes in the Queens communities of Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside, Elmhurst and Ridgewood. It primarily serves zip codes 11378, 11379, 11373, 11385, 11377, and is mailed throughout all the Queens zip codes. It is the official “legal” newspaper of Queens. In combination with The Queens Examiner , The Long Island City / Astoria Journal , Forest Hills/Rego Park TIMES, Leader/Observer of Woodhaven , The Glendale Register and The Wave we carry more legal advertisements than any other weekly news group in the Borough. We have SEVEN weekly newspapers in separate neighborhoods in Queens … and along with each newspaper’s related dynamic web sites we deliver hyper-local news, information and event coverage to distinct areas of Queens – which now has 2.3 million residents. We do it in a print, digital, social and push notification manner that nobody matches. And in Brooklyn, The Greenpoint Star and Brooklyn Downtown Star, are legacy brands that existed before the Brooklyn Bridge was built. Our TWO weekly newspapers in Brooklyn, which boasts 2.5 million residents cover the ‘new’ Brooklyn of the past decade. Our print newspaper readership demographics shows that nearly 60 percent of our readership is 45 +, while 30% is 25-44, with two or more people living in the household. Our digital and social media reach shows that 50% or our users and engaged audience is 40 years of age or above, while 40% is aged 20-39. We find that mature, seasoned individuals trust a news source, and find a good deal of our social media engagement and new introduction is through social digital media. Because our engagement is so diverse our motto is…. “We’re not just newspapers anymore.” We provide advertiser/reader interaction through our digital Daily Emailed newspaper called ‘Morning Buzz’, click here to see the email on our site with websites, community micro-blogs see Maspeth Blog & more, web marketplace, a magazine called It’s Queens – the Magazine, sports leagues Heroes, events, social networking, email communication & mobile news. Our corporate motto is “We’re not just newspapers anymore.” Our philosophy is to create and feed multiple communities of hyper-local news consumers throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Our desire to allow advertisers to target specific groups gives businesses the best use of their resources in bringing customers through their doors.

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