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Andrew Cotto

Andrew Cotto

I'm the author of THE DOMINO EFFECT and OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY as well as many articles for major magazines and a travel blog about a year spent

I didn’t come to Rome looking for love. I got plenty of the good stuff back at home in New York City. There is where most of my closest friends and family reside, along with my beloved wife, daughter and son. It also happens to be the city that is the love of my residential life. So, love in Rome was not on the itinerary. But a funny thing happen

One of the things that eventually becomes obvious to an American urban dweller residing in a European city is the lack of diversity. As a New Yorker in Rome, it’s particularly obvious.

There’s a slight problem with the second installment of my Roman-inspired appropriation of Eat. Pray. Love. I don’t pray. It’s not that I discount spirituality or transcendence or mindfulness. I spend ample energy considering divinity

CityLiving in Rome: From New York to Eat. Eat. Eat.

CityLiving in Rome: A New Yorker Walking on Little St. Peters

Before DUMBO Had a Dumb Name: Eamon Loingsigh’s New Novel References the Neighborhood’s Seamy Past

The ‘Hood Kids Are All Right: Why ‘Inner-City’ Doesn’t Always Mean a Tragic Ending

Is Brooklyn the Shark That Can’t Be Jumped? It Is the Birthplace of Michael Jordan After All…

A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On: Is the City’s Development Leading to Its Destruction?

Field Trip to the American Dream (Via the Bronx)

Hell on Wheels: Misadventures as a NYC Bicyclist

Call Me Halal: Palatable Advice Straight from the Streets of Downtown Brooklyn

AndrewAndrew (And Andrew?) – Encountering the NYC Icons

The Local Yokel Trap of New York City

Irony in Carroll Gardens (Alanis Morissette Style)

Bob Vila went to Cuba to rid Papa's house of termites. The estate is looking better and the tv star has gotten to know the neighbors.