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Journey Back: Rediscovering Life and Love on the Open Road

By January 9, 2015 no comments Permalink

  In the midst of his grief after my mother died, my 72-year-old father began to ride a motorcycle again. He hadn’t been on a bike in over 40 years, since his first son—my brother, Chris—was born. But as he traveled rural Carolina roads on two wheels, whisking along at great speeds, carving turns into…

In Brooklyn, Racing Against the Shabbat Clock at Kings Highway Glatt

By December 19, 2014 no comments Permalink

Shabbat is the weekly Jewish day of rest. It begins a few minutes before sundown every Friday and ends with the appearance of the first three stars on Saturday evening. During this interlude, Jews are encouraged to reflect and to remember, to appreciate family and to seek a sense of peace. And to eat. For…

About the author By Tammy Scileppi

By October 12, 2014 no comments Permalink

In this exclusive interview, Brooklyn writer, teacher, and self-proclaimed “silly dad,” Andrew Cotto tells NY Parenting readers about his family life and comical, laid-back parenting style, as well as the two gripping, New York City-based novels he penned while he and wife Pamela were busy raising their children: daughter, Sophia, 12, and son, Julian, 8…

Is New York Really a Diverse City?

By July 27, 2014 no comments Permalink

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. Rome is full of Romans, and Romans are, essentially, of similar stripe. There are inhabitants of this city from foreign lands and of…

CityLiving in Rome: Big Love in the Eternal City for One New Yorker

By July 17, 2014 no comments Permalink

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…