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 »

August 26, 2014

$56M in Federal Funding to Prevent Flooding Headed to Staten Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the money for flood protection projects.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 26, 2014

Snug Harbor to Teach Kids How to Rock Out with New Classes

The six-week program will teach kids drums, bass, guitar, vocals, keyboard, brass and strings.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 25, 2014

Man Goes on Shopping Spree With Credit Cards From Found Wallet, Police Say

The man found the wallet inside a department store and used it to make purchases last month.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 25, 2014

Staten Island DA Assigns 18 Investigators and Lawyers to Chokehold Case

Dan Donovan said probe of Eric Garner's death is his "biggest allocation of resources" ever.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 25, 2014

Cars Vandalized with Racist Graffiti Following Eric Garner March, NYPD Says

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a half-dozen cars found with racist graffiti, they said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 25, 2014

Thousands Call for Justice for Eric Garner at Staten Island March

The protest, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, started at the site of Eric Garner's deadly arrest.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 22, 2014

Staten Island Business Group Warns Owners to Close Before Eric Garner March

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce sent a controversial security alert to local businesses this week.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 22, 2014

Home Invaders Pistol Whip Man and Dunk Him in Bathtub, Prosecutors Say

Anas Mustafa, 23, and Burhon Ajredini, 21, were arrested for Tuesday's home invasion in Mariners Harbor.