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.

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

7 Recipes to Give Your Thanksgiving An Italian Kick

By Friday, November 11th, 2016 no comments Permalink

Your Thanksgiving meal is tired, unchanged, and uninspired. Sure, that’s part of the tradition: The first Thanksgiving, after all, was dedicated to the fact that the pilgrims had food to eat at all. But why let that stop you from trying something different? Our vote would be to look to Italy for inspiration, a country…

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Dear College Students (And Recent Grads)

By Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 no comments Permalink

Danielfela via Getty Images Dear College Students (and Recent Grads), Please take 10 minutes to read these 1,200 words about the upcoming presidential election. It matters. I swear. You don’t know me; but I know you. Sort of. I’m a professor of English in New York City. My students, from all over the city and…

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Sisterhood on Wheels: Bushwick’s Rugged Roller Derby Girls

By Sunday, July 17th, 2016 no comments Permalink

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times Blossom Bettles is 12 years old and lives on a tree-lined street in Brooklyn. Her father, who is British, is a photographer; her mother is a meditation and mindfulness teacher from New Zealand. She has a little brother named Sunny. Blossom is petite, with blue eyes and a dimpled…

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Sahadi’s Offers a World of Things That Can Be Put in a Jar

By Saturday, May 7th, 2016 no comments Permalink

It was a blustery spring Saturday in Brooklyn Heights, and the customers shopping at Sahadi’s Importing Company on Atlantic Avenue had their heads covered — hijabs, snapbacks, church derbies, pork pies, bandannas, kufi skull caps — and their hands full of products, samples and numbered tickets. The tickets are needed to keep order and flow…

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How Steph Curry Ruined My Son’s 4th Grade Basketball Team

By Thursday, March 24th, 2016 no comments Permalink

This article originally appeared in Men’s Journal Almost all of the players I coach on my kid’s elementary school basketball team share two notable characteristics: they worship Golden State’s Steph Curry, and they all think nothing of heaving 30-foot jumpers in any game situation. They toss them up with a teammate open under the basket;…

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