The Maspeth Blog is operated BQE Media & Publishing. Our dozen staff writers and contributors support this, and a robust collection of other community based hyper-local neighborhood blog with news and information which residents and business people need to know about their neighborhood. Our aim is to post in three categories; report the news of the neighborhood, deliver opinions about happenings here and report important events before they happen to urge residents to become involved in the community. Each blog is local in nature and contributors to this blog might not necessarily be members of our staff. We find passionate community leaders who contribute to their neighborhood blog. We have dozens of blogs just like this one throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Although it’s great to get news about your borough, our niche is news in your ten square block area. Although the DNA of our company can be traced to weekly newspapers which have been published every week since the 1800s and some the early 1900s, we’re not just newspapers anymore and our company’s print, digital and social reach now exceeds a million views a month.
At BQE Media & Publishing, we cover and deliver the most hyper-local news of various neighborhoods in Brooklyn & Queens with legacy print platforms as well as social and digital news products.
We produce a chain of EIGHT separate and distinct weekly community NEWSPAPERS including the Queens Ledger, plus related newspaper (user generated focused) WEB SITES on the web and with linked mobile editions, a daily EMAILED news summary at 8am, dozens of hyper-local neighborhood BLOGS as well as a quarterly glossy magazine called It’s Queens – the Magazine see: ItsQueens.com. We have SOCIAL NEWS FEED platforms which push out the news and contain some select sponsored content as well. Our goal is to meet the needs of every type of news consumer and client advertiser. Each platform has readers and followers to make up an engaged readership with distinct needs.
We focus on delivering the news in different ways depending upon the platform. Our newspaper websites are so popular and powerful that we leverage the large visitor base and reliability of information on our sites to offer top notch SEO for our business clients via a marketplace on our sites for which we guarantee the first, second or third business listing of organic Google search results for key phrases consumers would use to find client’s services. We find that there is great branding for the client’s business by being #1 on google for simple phrases. Please google “Security Guards Queens” or “School Shoes Queens” to see just a few of our clients. When consumers question our client’s business they typically answer with a phrase like, “We are so good and so popular that we are #1 or #2 on google organic search results….. trust us now?”
For clients who can’t afford our SEO marketplace we have a marketplace which is more hyper-local in nature. At a price of $10 to $25 per month they get their own business landing page on “QueensBusinessNews.com” and have ads on one of our hyper-local blogs which link to their landing page. See “Foresthillsgardensblog.com” or Glendaleblog.org or greenpointblog.com or neverendingastoria.com for examples of hyper-local businesses. These blogs get updated with only the most local news, opinions and events a few times a week. The followers of our NEIGHBORHOOD BLOGS are hyper-local news consumers who live in those neighborhoods who subscribe to updates on those blogs. We also have similar hyper-local blogs in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. Here is the one in Greenpoint.
In all, we have more than 95,000 people who subscribe to at least one of our digital products.
We have a daily newspaper that’s digital. Our daily emailed news is pushed out to 8,000 people in Queens and 5,000 people in Brooklyn Monday through Friday at 8am in ‘all-text-form’ called Morning Buzz. The goal is to give people a 3-minute read of the top 20 news items of the day. The items are aggregated from national, city and local news sites with links to their site if the reader wants more. The motto is, “We’ll give you the top 20 stories of the day in 20 words or less so you will be a hero at the watercolor when you get to work.” The feed also includes entertainment quips, real estate reports and local important event of the day. We offer text oriented native advertising on the email as well as a sponsor of the email for the day no more than twice a week. The Morning Buzz has won a number of New York Press Association first place awards for “Best Digital Campaign/Idea- best audience development program and best new digital program.”
Although it is primarily a news email you can visit its website here.
Bottom line: “We’re not just newspapers anymore.” Our company goals are geared towards clients who trust us to deliver a complete marketing effort which is directed towards local digital and print news & information consumers. We have engagement with our subscribers, followers and friends who love that we deliver the news the way they want to consume it. The digital revolution has brought our newspaper to new heights of two-way communication with news consumers.
As for our newspapers and magazine, a number of our print products have been published weekly for more than a century without missing a week. The Queens Ledger has been published every Thursday since 1873. The Greenpoint Star was once a daily newspaper in the 1800s and The Leader Observer of Woodhaven has been delivered every Wednesday since 1909. We publish the Glendale Register, founded in 1935, the Long Island City/Astoria JOURNAL, The Queens Examiner, which is distributed in Eastern Queens, We also publishThe Forest Hills/Rego Park Times and The Brooklyn Downtown Star, covering areas from Brooklyn Heights all the way to Bushwick. In all, our weekly newspapers have a weekly newspaper readership of 150,000 and readership has held steady for over a decade. That’s stability that can’t be matched.
The companies that advertise with us trust that we deliver engaged readers. We pride ourselves in having top national, regional and hyper-local advertising clients. That means we are doing our job in servicing our readers. Some of those companies include: Dunkin Donuts, eBay, Home Depot, UPS, FedEx, Pep Boys, Exxon Mobil and Verizon. Regional clients include Madison Square Garden, St. John’s University, CUNY, Port Authority and JFK Airport. Local advertisers who make us proud include Unified Windows, Famous Junior’s Cheesecake, West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills and NYU Langone. But we are most proud of our legacy half-century advertisers including Maspeth Federal, Crifasi Real Estate, Papavero & Megiel Funeral Homes, The Grand Florist and Ken’s Moving & Storage…. That’s right, 50 year clients.
Our digital news and marketing offices are at 45-23 47 St. Woodside 11377. Call us. A live person answers the phone. 718-639-7000