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Nicholas Rizzi

Reporter/Producer @nickr15 nrizzi@dnainfo.com

Nicholas Rizzi is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Staten Island.

Before joining DNAinfo, Nick got his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he concentrated on urban reporting.

His work has appeared in City Limits magazine, the Daily News, The Local blog on the New York Times and the Staten Island Advance.

Nick was born, raised and still lives on Staten Island, and attended the College of Staten Island where he got a degree in creative writing. He originally started college to study music, and has played bass guitar for more than 10 years. He still plays to this day, but mostly while his girlfriend tries to watch TV.

Fun Fact: Nick has been semi-threatened by the father of a "Glee" cast member in his Trump Tower lobby while working on a story. He wasn't too afraid because the guy was holding a poodle.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 31, 2015

3 Men Shot While Playing Street Game in Bushwick, Police Say

The victims were listed in stable condition, police said.

East New York & Brownsville »

July 31, 2015

2 Men Caught After Shooting Off-Duty Officer During Robbery, Police Say

Tori Saunders, 22, of the Upper West Side, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 31, 2015

8 Things To Do in Staten Island's Neighborhoods This Weekend

Kayak at Fresh Kills Park, watch "Godzilla" or try to find the best Frank Sinatra soundalike.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 30, 2015

Second Floor Balcony Collapses in Staten Island, Officials Say

The second floor terrace of 31 Hunt Lane collapsed.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

July 30, 2015

Staten Island Stores Robbed by Gunpoint, Police Say

A man took money from four stores around Staten Island this month, police said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 30, 2015

Two Arrested During Heroin Deal on Staten Island, Prosecutors Say

Diana Scaduto and Shaun Sullivan were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

July 30, 2015

Man Arrested for Stabbing Outside Staten Island Bar, Prosecutors Say

Vincent Costantino, 26, was charged with assault for stabbing the victim, 23, prosecutors said.