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.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 30, 2014

New Flood Maps Would Affect $128M Worth of NYC Property, Report Says

The proposed FEMA maps would affect more than twice as much property as current ones.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 30, 2014

Midland Beach Hosts Candlelight Vigil on 2nd Anniversary of Sandy

The Staten Island Long Term Recovery held the "Light up the Shore" vigil at Midland Beach.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 29, 2014

Mets Donate Baseball Diamond and Stadium Seats to School Damaged by Sandy

The team also refurbished the family room at P.S. 52, a school in Midland Beach.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 29, 2014

Mayor Touts NYC's Recovery on 2 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

762 homes have started construction and 1,090 people have gotten checks since Sandy, the mayor said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

October 29, 2014

Two Years After Sandy, Relief Tent's Aid Still Needed on Staten Island

The aid tent serves nearly 200 people who are still out of their homes or rebuilding in Midland Beach.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 28, 2014

Slippery Leaves Could Cause Staten Island Rail Delays, MTA Warns

Crushed leaves on rails make it difficult for trains to stop and can cause delays, officials said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 27, 2014

Baby Crocodile Lizards Born at Staten Island Zoo

Seven Chinese crocodile lizards were born at the zoo this month.

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.