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.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 30, 2015

Mother Detained After 1-Year-Old Son Dies in Manhattan Restaurant: Police

The mother, 35, was detained after her son's death on Monday, police said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 30, 2015

Coyote Loose in Long Island City Gets Stuck on Bar Roof, Witnesses Say

A coyote was stuck on the roof of the LIC Bar on Monday, witnesses said.

Flushing & Whitestone »

March 30, 2015

Man Gropes Three Teenage Girls in Queens, Police Say

Police are looking for a suspect who groped three teenage girls on the street in the past four months.

New Dorp & South Beach »

March 30, 2015

Access-A-Ride Full of Flaws on Staten Island, Official Says

An assemblywoman recommended 10 fixes to improve the MTA's program.

St. George & Port Richmond »

March 27, 2015

Man Swipes Cash Register from Staten Island Restaurant, Police Say

The man took the cash register holding about $140 from Call It A Wrap, police said.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

March 27, 2015

Man Threatens Woman With Hammer After Car Accident, Prosecutors Say

An argument between two drivers escalated when one threatened to hit the other with a hammer, NYPD said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

March 25, 2015

Staten Island Mall Redevelopment to Add Fairway Market and Movie Theater

The planned redevelopment of the mall is expected to be completed by 2017.

St. George & Port Richmond »

March 25, 2015

Staten Island's Flagship Brewery Rolling Out Bottled Beer Next Month

The brewery plans to distribute six-packs of its beers for the first time across the city next month.