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62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard P.O. Box 74-7769 Rego Park, NY 11374-7769 (718) 205-8000, ext. 114 • Fax: (718) 205-1957 qchron.com markw@qchron.com

Dear Advertiser: The Queens Chronicle, now in its 36th year of publication, has grown into a very significant Queens newspaper group with 8 separate area newspapers plus our Queenswide edition for subscribers. We distribute 160,000 copies to over 950 locations with 10,000 copies home delivered every week. This covers virtually all of Queens with almost a half million readers each and every week. This is considerably more than any other weekly newspaper in the borough. The Chronicle has something for everyone, with over 70 bylined articles each week, including local community news, Queenswide coverage, school news, entertainment and feature stories. Year after year, the Chronicle is recognized for editorial excellence with awards from the New York Press Association including second place for best newspaper website. When people want to know what’s going on in the borough of Queens every week, they turn to the Queens Chronicle. Queens is the largest and second most populous of the five boroughs in New York City. With a population over 2.2 million, Queens is the most diverse borough in New York City and the tenth most populous county in the United States. We are committed to delivering a quality newspaper that keeps you on top of what’s happening in Queens. A freely distributed newspaper, the Queens Chronicle is the only weekly community newspaper in Queens with a bona fide audited circulation. We are audited by Certified Audit Circulations (C.A.C.), a highly respected, independent auditing firm recognized and accepted for print media throughout the United States. Whether you are launching a new service, managing a major hospital, marketing a college, selling real estate or building brand awareness, the Queens Chronicle’s art department is second to none. Our staff of seasoned professionals create high-impact, creative advertising solutions that produce outstanding results. We can customize an advertising program that will contribute to the success of your business. Whether you want to target a local community in Queens or the whole borough, we can do it for a fraction of the cost of the city’s daily newspapers and with considerably more coverage. Some of our advertisers include: RCN, CUNY, Jet Blue, the New York Mets, JP Morgan Chase, Queens Center Mall, Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Applebee’s, United Healthcare, Verizon, Queens County/NY Community Bank, Con Edison, Resorts World Casino, ALDI, Fairway Markets, Rego Center Mall and Emblem Health. Hundreds of other satisfied business owners will also attest to the Chronicle's appeal. The Queens Chronicle is the overwhelming choice of our readers and advertisers. I am confident I will see your company’s name among our many satisfied customers soon. Our website features stories from all 8 editions of the Queens Chronicle as well as daily news updates throughout the week. The site features a PDF version of the South Queens edition and features links to community organizations and local advertisers. For more information about the Queens Chronicle, please visit us anytime online at qchron.com. Add us to your favorite places or enter your email address on our subscription page for weekly updates of local news. Sincerely,

Mark Weidler Mark Weidler Publisher


We’re known by the companies we keep! RETAIL BUSINESSES • Home Depot • Verizon • Applebees • Time Warner Cable • Blackman Plumbing • NY Mets • NY Islanders • Resorts World Casino • AAA Travel • Con Edison • Mohegan Sun Casino • RCN • Queens Center Mall • YMCA • Dish Network • Shops at Atlas Park • Iavarone Bros. • Petro Oil • Costco • Jet Blue

HOSPITALS & HEALTH CARE SERVICES • United Health Care • NY Hospital of Queens • Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens • Amerigroup • Parker Jewish Institute • Touchstone Health Partnership • Metro Plus Health Plan • Margaret Tietz • Fidelis Health Care • Center Care • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center • North Shore/LIJ Health Systems • NYU Medical Center • Hospice of NY • HealthFirst • Mercy Hospital

BANKS • Capital One • TD Bank • HAB Bank • National Bank of NY • JP Morgan Chase • Maspeth Federal Savings • Amalgamated Bank • Melrose Credit Union • First American International Bank • Ridgewood Savings Bank • Alma Bank • Queens County/NY Community Bank • Astoria Federal • Valley National Bank

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES • 5 Towns College • St. Francis College • Queens College • Touro College • York College • LaGuardia Community College • St. Joseph’s College • Baruch College • Queens College Continuing Education • Nyack College • Queensboro Community College • The City University of New York

Queens’ Largest Weekly Community Newspaper Group

62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, NY 11374-7769 (718) 205-8000 • FAX: (718) 205-1957 • qchron.com


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Your advertised message reaches almost 500,000 Queens readers every week. Whether it’s a classified ad or a full page of artfully designed sale items, you will discover why thousands of advertisers over the years have contributed to the growth of The Queens Chronicle.    Simply put… it works for them and it will work for you too!

Celebrating Our

36th Year Serving & Supporting the Communities of Queens

All the features that you want in a weekly community newspaper are here… and it’s available free - with 8 Localized Editions at over 950 locations Queens-wide plus 10,000 Home Delivered.

• Local News • Thought-Provoking Columns • Political News and Views • Classified Ads • Pictorial Queens History • Letters to the Editor Pick up the Chronicle at your favorite supermarket, bank, restaurant or at many other fine stores or visit us online at qchron.com

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Circulation and Demographics by Zip Code Served by the Queens Chronicle: 8 Editions Distributed Queenswide Every Thursday Edition

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South Queens 11414 - Howard Beach. . . . . . . . . . 11,000. . . . . . . .$67,513 11416 - Ozone Park . . . 4,600. . . . . . . $53,060 11417 - Ozone Park 11418 - Richmond Hill . . . 1,100. . . . . . . $56,128 11419 - So. Richmond Hill 11420 - So. Ozone Park. . . . . . . . . . 1,100. . . . . . . $61,363 11421 - Woodhaven. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,200. . . . . . . $55,723 20,000 Avg. $58,754 Mid Queens 11373 - Elmhurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,800. . . . . . . .$52,126 11378 - Maspeth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,100. . . . . . . $51,087 11379 - Middle Village. . . . . . . . . . . 5,900. . . . . . . .$63,191 11385 - Glendale/Ridgewood. . . . 7,200. . . . . . . $49,783 20,000 Avg. $55,546 Western Queens 11101 - Sunnyside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,100. . . . . . . $44,863 11102 - Astoria/L.I.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,600. . . . . . . $49,296 11103 - Steinway/Woodside . . 2,600. . . . . . . $49,883 11104 - Sunnyside/Woodside 11105 - Ditmars/Steinway . . 1,900. . . . . . . . $51,652 11106 - Broadway 11368 - Corona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500. . . . . . . $47,484 11369 - East Elmhurst . . . . 900. . . . . . . $56,792 11370 - East Elmhurst 11372 - Jackson Heights. . . . . . . . . 2,000. . . . . . . .$52,126 11373 - Corona/Elmhurst. . . . . . . . 1,400. . . . . . . $52,286 11377 - Woodside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000. . . . . . . .$50,108 20,000 Avg. $50,498 Eastern Queens 11411 - Cambria Heights . . . . . . . . 4,300. . . . . . . $76,482 11412 - St. Albans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,300. . . . . . . $64,835 11413 - Laurelton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,200. . . . . . . .$70,213 11422 - Rosedale/Brookville. . . . . 1,400. . . . . . . $68,819 11423 - Hollis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,900. . . . . . . $64,667 11427 - Queens Village 11428 - Queens Village . . 5,900. . . . . . . $68,026 11429 - Queens Village 20,000 Avg. $68,840

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Central Queens 11374 - Rego Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,500. . . . . . . $55,983 11375 - Forest Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,100. . . . . . . $71,788 11415 - Kew Gardens/ Briarwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,400. . . . . . . $61,893 20,000 Avg. $63,221 Northern Queens Edition 11354 - 11355 Flushing. . . . . . . . . 11,500. . . . . . . $51,099 11356 - College Point. . . . . . . . . . . . 1,600. . . . . . . $65,562 11357 - Whitestone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,900. . . . . . . $72,962 11358 - Clearview/Whitestone . 2,200. . . . . . . $66,780 11360 - Clearview 11367 - Kew Gardens Hills/ Hillcrest/ East Flushing/Utopia. . . . 2,800. . . . . . . $68,982 20,000 Avg. $65,077 Northeast Queens Edition 11360 -11361 Bayside. . . . . . . . . . . . 5,900. . . . . . . .$77,992 11362 - Douglaston . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000. . . . . . . .$79,410 11363 - Little Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,900. . . . . . . $94,887 11364 - Oakland Gardens/ Douglaston. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,600. . . . . . . $72,786 11365 - Fresh Meadows 11366 - Fresh Meadows/Utopia . . 6,900. . . . . . . $75,264 11426 - Bellerose . . 1,900. . . . . . . $70,220 11427 - Bellerose 11004 - Glen Oaks . . . 800. . . . . . . . $71,596 11001 - Floral Park 20,000 Avg. $77,451 Southeast Queens Edition 11413 - Springfield Gardens. . . . . 2,100. . . . . . . .$70,213 11418 - Richmond Hill . . 3,100. . . . . . . $53,896 11419 - So. Richmond Hill 11420 - So. Ozone Park. . . . . . . . . . 1,600. . . . . . . $60,795 11431 - 11432 - 11433 Jamaica. . . 7,400. . . . . . . $44,534 11434 - So. Jamaica 11435 - Jamaica . 5,800. . . . . . . $54,570 11436 - So. Jamaica 20,000 Avg. $56,801

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Queens’ Largest Weekly Community Newspaper Group

62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard,  P.O. Box 74-7769,  Rego Park, NY 11374-7769 (718) 205-8000  •  FAX: (718) 205-1957  •  www.queenschronicle.com


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The Queens Chronicle is distributed to over 950 locations throughout Queens plus 90 Queens Chronicle news boxes strategically located in the borough. 160,000 copies delivered each week including 10,000 home delivered. Some of our distribution outlets include:

*Some supermarket or bank branches may be excluded due to manager restrictions.

Celebrating Our 36th Year Serving & Supporting the Communities of Queens


WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS DELIVER! LOCAL ADVERTISING WORKS A 2010 survey conducted by the National Newspaper Association (NNA) affirmed that ✔

86% of adults read a local community newspaper each week as a PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION for both local stories and advertisements. ✔ This NNA survey clearly showed a rise in local community readership, UP BY OVER 5% since 2005 and growing each year. ✔ The survey also showed that 75% of those readers read most or all of their paper, and that more than one-third of them keep their paper for more than 6 days, enabling them to revisit a story or advertisement at their leisure. 2010 Study: National Newspaper Association/ Missouri’s School of Journalism/ Reynolds Journalism Institute

Other forms of local advertising don’t do the job • Cable/TV Advertising In 1980, there were 7 choices for TV advertising: channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 – now there are over 170 cable channels. How can you get your message out when there is only a 1 out of 170 chance that your target customer is watching that channel? And that’s if their TV is on.

• Yellow Pages Two of the three yellow page companies in New York City have filed for bankruptcy. In this economic climate advertisers no longer want to be locked in for a full year without being able to even change their ad.

• Radio With the increased popularity of the iPod, Pandora and commercial-free satellite radio, stations have seen their audience decline over the past ten years.

• Internet What do the vast majority of people do when they log onto a web site and see a pop-up ad? They immediately hit the close button without even looking at or reading the ad.

COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ARE STRONG! “Just about all of the research and news reports on the ‘struggling’ newspaper industry have been based on what’s happening at the top 100 major metropolitan newspapers, maybe the top 250,” said Brian Steffens, NNA executive director. “That doesn’t tell the story of the remaining 1,200 daily newspapers or 8,000 community weekly papers in America. Many of those troubled papers started as community papers and then enjoyed decades of growth as they expanded into adjacent communities and surrounding suburbs, becoming regional newspapers and losing that tight community focus. That worked for awhile, but that model may not be as successful going forward. But it doesn’t seem right to paint the rest of our industry with that brush.”

Contrary to all the negative press surrounding dailies, free local newspapers get picked up every week. We offer coverage that you can’t get from the Internet, radio or TV. Local Community News! Whether it’s the championship little league team, what happened at your community board meeting, local political coverage or the 70 other stories in Queens we report on each week, the Queens Chronicle is there. We’ve been reporting on the communities of Queens for more than 30 years, since 1978, and we’ll still be here reporting in 2039. We reach more than 400,000 people each week with coverage you can’t get in any other form.

Queens’ Largest Weekly Community Newspaper Group

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