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About the author By Tammy Scileppi

By October 12, 2014 613 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 31 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 49 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…

Italy’s Most Dynamic (and Inclusive) Members-Only Club

The Sant’Ambrogio neighborhood of Florence, a short walk from the historic center, is known for its quaint shops and quiet streets, as well as both an eponymous church and alfresco food market. It is also home to a cultural city-state of sorts that could easily be called “Cibreo-town.” The original Cibreo, an elegant and unique…

A Three-Town Italian Road Trip

By June 25, 2014 62 comments Permalink

Credit: MACIEJ NOSKOWSKI / Getty Images Driving in any Italian city is usually madness. But doing so outside of the metropolis is a pleasure given the courteous drivers, impeccably maintained roads, and clear, frequent signage. Even the rural roads that wind through the countryside are smooth and marked often with mileage and directions to nearby…