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.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 24, 2014

Arts Group Kills Black Tie Fundraiser and Replaces it With Zombie Walk

Staten Island Arts ditched its $300-a-plate meal in lieu of a "zombie walk" to raise money for programs.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 24, 2014

New Business Improvement District on Staten Island Approved by Council

Councilman Steven Matteo's plan to create a BID in the West Shore was approved by the council.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

October 23, 2014

Thieves Used Stolen Credit Cards to Buy Red Bull, Police Say

Marc Confessore and Taylor Millan are accused of buying the energy drink after stealing a man's bag.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 23, 2014

Mugger Breaks Man's Nose and Takes Wallet and Cellphone, Police Say

 The 31-year-old man was robbed in St. George, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 22, 2014

Man Broke Into Two Staten Island Car Lots and Stole Batteries, Police Say

The thief broke into Vanbro Motors and Wave Street Auto Body, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 22, 2014

Man Robbed Woman He Was Romantically Involved With, Prosecutors Say

Derrick Kirk was arrested last week for the robbery of a woman inside her Mariners Harbor home.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 22, 2014

Pizza Place Where de Blasio Ate Slice With Fork Reopened by Health Dept.

The restaurant passed a third health inspection on Monday.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 22, 2014

Long-Vacant Stapleton Warehouse to Become Tech Incubator

A former warehouse will open as a tech incubator in December.