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 17, 2015

You'll Soon Get to Taste Kombucha Brewed on Staten Island

Bay Street Bottling plans to sell "St. George Kombucha" to stores in the city.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 17, 2015

City's First Outlet Mall Breaks Ground in St. George

The outlet mall held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 17, 2015

Man Strikes Off-Duty Officer With Car, Prosecutors Say

Jeffrey Pernicka was charged with assault for hitting the off-duty officer, prosecutors said.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 16, 2015

Vito the Bald Eagle and Mate Lay Eggs on Staten Island

The eagles appear to be incubating eggs, the New York Audubon Society said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 15, 2015

Empire Outlets Announces Applebee's and Gap as Latest Tenants

The outlet mall announced 100,000 square-feet of space was leased ahead of its groundbreaking.

New Dorp & South Beach »

April 15, 2015

Donovan and Gentile Spar Over Iran, Taxes During Televised Debate

The candidates discussed issues like Iran, transportation and Hurricane Sandy recovery.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 15, 2015

New Co-Working Space Opens in St. George

Office at 76 Bay offers a communal workspace for $200 a month.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 14, 2015

Smashburger to Open First Staten Island Outpost in Eltingville Center

The national burger chain will open in the Eltingville Shopping Center by the end of the year.