Jim Feuerstein is co-editor of LNF Weekly; he also designs and manages the website.
Jim Feuerstein is a software developer and website designer.
He relocated from the New York City area to San Antonio in 1994, when he sold his original software and consulting business to a San Antonio company. He hadn’t intended to stay here, but when he moved to the Lavaca neighborhood in 2005, he fell in love with the area.
‘This is a real neighborhood,’ Jim says, ‘I know my neighbors. My friends live down the block, and we run into each other on the streets and in restaurants. At the same time, there’s an active business, entertainment, and civic life that makes things interesting.’
From the time he moved here, Jim has been active in the community, serving on the board of the Lavaca Neighborhood Association and working with his business partner, Jane Gennarelli, to organize a neighborhood happy hour, to put together the 'Lavaca & Friends' website, and now to co-edit the 'LNF Weekly'.
Jim’s first job out of college was in journalism, with a small county newspaper in Wisconsin, where he primarily covered sports, so the 'LNF Weekly' is a return to those roots.
He and Jane Gennarelli have been business partners for almost two decades, and now, here in Lavaca, they’re also neighbors, living less than a block apart.
Check out Jim's web design company, Loft 2203.
It's all our 'voices' that make the magazine come alive
Music, art, food, non-profits, fun for kids. We've got voices talking about all that and more again this month.
Preserving the native music of San Antonio and South Texas
Conjunto music developed here in South Texas. A San Antonio non-profit is working to preserve it.
Consultants submit first noise ordinance report
As part of a reset, the city hired a sound consulting firm to advise the noise ordinance task force. They've submitted their first report.
Lavaca Neighborhood Association sets goals for 2022
The LNA's newly-elected board has set some ambitious and important goals for the coming year.
Sourdough Bread Part 5: Upping your game
Last month you learned how to make sourdough bread with the fabulous Tartine method. This month, we go a step or two farther.
We've got another mix of good reading and good art aimed at Southtown
We've got important reads, fun reads, informative reads. We even teach you how to make a Southtown sourdough bread that beats San Francisco's.
Sourdough Bread Part 1: The Basics
The best bread in the world can come out of your own kitchen.
Sourdough Bread Part 2: Creating a Starter
San Francisco sourdough starter is famous, but it's got nothing on native Southtown starter.
Sourdough Bread Part 3: Mixing the Dough
The process takes some time, but it's easy and you don't have to do much.
Sourdough Bread Part 4: Baking
Finally, the reward -- golden, crusty, and delicious.
Two big issues this month: The noise ordinance and our school district budget
This month’s issue is what we always shoot for, a blend of important issues and fun reads. Learn about Austin’s approach to sound management, our school district’s revenue shortfall, great little boutiques in Lavaca, and lots, lots more.
The 'noise ordinance' task force is getting a reset
The city has hired an expert to assist the task force
Austin's approach to sound management
Austin faced the same 'noise' problem as San Antonio. Here's what they did.
The 'Popular Sports' Olympiad is coming to San Antonio
The IVV will host its 2023 Olympiad here in San Antonio -- for the first time anywhere in the Americas.
We're introducing two new voices in this issue of LNF Weekly
LNF Weekly keeps growing, and the best part of it is our neighborhood voices. Now we've got two more.
Would this work here?
This small town raised a bunch of money and had fun doing it.
Find funds for your small business
Do you need funds to start or grow your small business? LiftFund can help.
The big story this month is the noise ordinance
We’ve got recipes, dog news, COVID advice, and more. But we think the piece that’s most important is the article on the city’s noise ordinance task force.
Noise Ordinance Task Force: Let's Start Over
The city has a task force to look at noise problems. It's not going well.
COVID: This time it's different
We talked to neighbor and epidemiologist Cherise Rohr-Allegrini about the latest variant
This is our holiday edition, and we've got a bit of everything
The holidays have arrived, and we've got you covered. We'll tell you where to find gifts, music, art, wine, and food. How to keep your pets safe while you're celebrating. And, best of all, we even found a bit of snow for the home page.
Vinyl is back, and we've got some
Streaming may dominate the music scene, but vinyl is back, and you can get it right here in the neighborhood.
Twelve months of art, year after year
There's an under-appreciated gem right in the heart of King William
Jim's eggnog recipe
What is Christmas without eggnog? And this is the world's best eggnog recipe, tested by experts in severe winter weather.
Make sure you don't miss out
We're living in the most exciting part of San Antonio; make sure you don't miss out on anything
There's even more in this edition of the LNF Weekly
It will take a while to hit our 'weekly' target, but we're already growing our content and our voices.
The best cookware at the best price
The two best places for getting great cookware at a great price are right here in the neighborhood.
The Lavaca Neighborhood Association
The Neighborhood Association speaks for the Lavaca neighborhood, but it doesn't carry the weight it ought to carry.
I've found the answer to mountain cedar
The solution was so simple, I can’t believe I didn’t get it from my doctor.
We're building a news magazine for the neighborhood
For more than a decade, Jane Gennarelli has been publishing a weekly arts and entertainment newsletter. A little more than a year ago, we added a companion website. Now we're converting that website into a news magazine for the neighborhood. We'd like you to be part of it.
What does 'LNF Weekly' mean?
We selected our name with care, and then it all fell apart.
We're looking for neighborhood 'voices'
We want to publish what our neighbors are seeing and thinking. What YOU are seeing and thinking.
Kick-scooting in the neighborhood
We live in a neighborhood that's made for walking. Or for kick-scooting.
Backstage at the King William Fair
The annual King William Fair is a big part of Fiesta and attracts thousands of attendees. Things came to a grinding halt this year because of COVID-19. So, what happens now?
Unique wine bar and shop opens in Hemisfair
There’s a terrific and unusual new wine bar and shop opening Thursday in Hemisfair Park: Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery
The US government wants to write your business a big check
You may qualify for a PPP loan
Neighbors unhappy about proposed gas station
Residents of Lavaca are unhappy about a proposed new business
We almost had a Lavaca Arts Center
A decade ago, the old SAHA admin building was boarded up and empty. But the neighborhood wanted to turn it into an arts center.
This should have been fun
Snow in San Antonio should have been fun, but it turned into a nightmare for many.
Steve Yndo: A long-term view of the neighborhood
The Lavaca / King William neighborhood has undergone dramatic change in the past few decades. We talked to developer Steve Yndo about that.
Artist Oscar Alvarado (Part 1)
You've probably seen Oscar Alvarado's public art, but you may not have known who created it.
Artist Oscar Alvarado (Part 2)
His best-known works may be the mosaic sculptures in Hemisfair Park's Yanaguana Garden; ironically, they weren't commissioned as art.
Al Rendon: Documenting 'mi cultura'
Photographer Al Rendon has been documenting his hometown, San Antonio, for nearly fifty years.
A conversation about the neighborhood with Darryl Ohlenbusch
Darryl Ohlenbusch has been active in the Lavaca neighborhood for almost three decades. We talked to him about development.