Jim Feuerstein

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.

We've got lots of stories, and something for every taste.

SAALM picks artist of the year; the Noise Ordinance Task Force receives a report; funk survives; San Antonio has an architectural first; Jane cooks Jambalaya; and more.

There's still some funk in the neighborhood

We've paved paradise and put up a parking lot; but there's still an island of funkiness in Lavaca.

City's sound experts submit a plan

The city's sound experts have given us a plan; it's time to decide

We've got more voices than ever in this issue

We’ve got multiple stories on neighborhood businesses, Sarah Sorensen on schools, Tommy Newman on music, Jen Beckmann on wine, and Alison Galvan on fitness. We’ve also got photography from Al Rendon, art from Sandy Whitby, a recipe from Jane Gennarelli, and a brand new feature (Worth a Read) that’s all about books.

Pig Liquors

One of the things that makes a real neighborhood is local retail. Pig Liquors is a long-time anchor with an inventory that's worth exploring.

Worth a read

It's time to stop doomscrolling and really read something; here are a few books you might want to try.

It's summer break, but schools are our focus this month

We've got a couple of important articles about our schools, but, as always, we've got more than that. We've got art, food, music, wine, pups, and more. Dive in.

Community schools -- a better approach?

This approach is working elsewhere. Can it help us in SAISD?

From rowing to ropes, a full-body workout

EnergyX, the fitness studio in Hemisfair, has an introductory offer for neighbors

It's July. No wait, it's only June.

Summer is well underway. There's not much we can do about it, except maybe kick back with a box of wine, put on some house music, and make sure your pup has lots of water.

Lavaca needs a comprehensive traffic study

With multiple, major traffic generators coming to the northeast corner, the Lavaca neighborhood needs a plan.

SAFFE officers work with the neighborhood

There's now an officer dedicated full-time to the Lavaca and King William neighborhoods

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.

Austin's approach to sound management

Austin faced the same 'noise' problem as San Antonio. Here's what they did.

The 'noise ordinance' task force is getting a reset

The city has hired an expert to assist the task force

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.

We're looking for neighborhood 'voices'

We want to publish what our neighbors are seeing and thinking. What YOU are seeing and thinking.

What does 'LNF Weekly' mean?

We selected our name with care, and then it all fell apart.

Kick-scooting in the neighborhood

We live in a neighborhood that's made for walking. Or for kick-scooting.

This should have been fun

Snow in San Antonio should have been fun, but it turned into a nightmare for many.

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.

Neighbors unhappy about proposed gas station

Residents of Lavaca are unhappy about a proposed new business

The US government wants to write your business a big check

You may qualify for a PPP loan

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