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 »

April 23, 2014

Campaign Aims to Showcase Pictures of Staten Island's North Shore

Councilwoman Debi Rose launched the #NorthShoreSI campaign to get residents to tweet pics.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 23, 2014

Town Hall Meeting Focuses on Bayonne Bridge Project

Residents complained about air quality, dust, noise and water issues because of the project.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 22, 2014

Three People Stabbed Outside Staten Island's Dugout Pub South Bar

Christopher Matthies, 27, was arrested for stabbing three people outside of the bar on Sunday morning.

New Dorp & South Beach »

April 21, 2014

Giant Ronald Reagan Mural to Take a Journey Around the City

Scott LoBaido installed a 13-foot-tall portrait of Ronald Reagan on Hylan Boulevard.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 21, 2014

ATV Riders Tear up Dunes Designed to Stop Post-Sandy Flooding

Off-roaders destroyed plantings designed to stop floods, the Parks Department said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 18, 2014

All Staten Island Police and Medics to Carry Anti-Overdose Medicine

All SI first responders will be equipped with naloxone, which can combat an OD, officials said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 17, 2014

'Tawny Frogmouth' Bird to Perch at Staten Island Zoo

A 7-month-old male Tawny Frogmouth, an Australian species which resembles an owl, is coming to the zoo.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 16, 2014

Soon-to-Open Brewery Makes Staten Island Yankees' Official Ballpark Beer

The soon-to-open Flagship Brewery Company's Summer Ale is being made specially for the team.