About

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Andrew has also written for Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Italy magazine, Maxim, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Blog: Our Italian Year

Cucina Tipica – An Italian Adventure

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday

Outerborough Blues

OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY is an unconventional noir that takes place on the dawn of urban gentrification. Lyrical, atmospheric

The Domino Effect

THE DOMINO EFFECT is award-winning story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful

One For Rent Private Island Bringing About an Eco-Sustainable Luxury Renaissance to the Venetian Lagoon

By Monday, February 19th, 2018 no comments Permalink

It may seem strange that the face of a modern Italian renaissance would be a cherubic one, covered in a sandy beard, backed by a sandy bun on the languid frame of an Austrian yogi and heir to a crystal empire. But René Deutsch, 39, step-son to Gernot Langes-Swarovski, is behind a sustainable travel movement…

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Freshman English and the iGen Intervention

By Monday, November 20th, 2017 no comments Permalink

I’ve worked in higher education as an instructor of English for over 10 years. Most of my academic focus has been on first year writing courses or what can be generally described as Freshman English. I love it. There’s a real opportunity to educate and inform the manner which students will comport themselves as thinkers…

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Flag Football Touches Down in Brooklyn

By Thursday, October 26th, 2017 no comments Permalink

A flag football game in Prospect Park. Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times On any given Saturday or Sunday, from early September through late November, the fields of Prospect Park in Brooklyn reflect a moving tableau of colors, as hundreds of young athletes in bright colors chase one another in what looks like…

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How Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor and Activist, Spends His Sundays

By Friday, October 13th, 2017 no comments Permalink

Gbenga Akinnagbe is a regular at Bread Love, a cafe in Bed-Stuy. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times The actor, activist and entrepreneur Gbenga Akinnagbe (BENG-ga a-KEEN-na-begh) can currently be seen playing a pimp in “The Deuce,” HBO’s ode to Times Square in the 1970s and ’80s. But he might be best recognized,…

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Tom Petty: Feminist Rocker

By Friday, October 6th, 2017 no comments Permalink

It was the summer of 1979 when I first heard Tom Petty on the radio: I was talking with a friend of mine Said a woman had hurt his pride Told him that she loved him so Turned around and let him go… “Don’t Do Me Like That” was my favorite song for a while,…

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