Founded in 1908, the Ridgewood Times serves as the area’s premiere source of news, events and information, covering various community affairs and events in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Bushwick and Woodhaven. The paper has marked the time as the community grew out of rural roots into an urban oasis that more than 300,000 people call home.
Throughout its 107 years, the papers have advocated for countless community issues, working together with local civic groups toward receiving infrastructure improvements, better public safety protection, quality schools and a high standard of living. Its reporters and photographers cover a wide variety of public events, including community meetings, school concerts, summer block parties and fundraisers.
From its outset, the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly have featured unique “micro-local” stories not found anywhere else. This perspective helped develop a loyal following of readers who don’t just read the papers– they memorize them.
As Schneps Communications’ newest acquisition, the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly are changing along with the neighborhoods they serve. Ridgewood and Bushwick are blossoming into the hottest communities in the city, with an influx of younger, tech-savvy residents moving into the area. To meet their needs, Schneps Communications introduced to the papers a new, all-color format and an expanded social media presence. The Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly are also a part of QNS.com, providing readers with up-to-the-minute content and daily updates.