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.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

September 16, 2014

Seriously Hurt Puppy Found Stuffed in a Plastic Bag

A  6-month-old Maltese Shih Tzu was found near Staten Island's Bay Terrace train station.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 16, 2014

Staten Island Ranked Nation's Second-Best Spot for Lovers

The website Rent.com ranked Staten Island just behind Newton, Mass., as best place for couples to live.

New Dorp & South Beach »

September 15, 2014

Recycling Push Starts in Staten Island After Huge Spike in Violations

Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 12, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton to Host Birthday Rally for Eric Garner

The family of Eric Garner will mark what would have been his 44th birthday Saturday.

New Dorp & South Beach »

September 12, 2014

Thieves Take $2K Worth of Purses from Staten Island Store, Police Say

Three women took 12 Michael Kors handbags from a Marshalls on Staten Island, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 11, 2014

Man Steals 50 Pairs of Glasses from Staten Island Store, Police Say

The man threw a rock through the window of Williams Eye Works, police said

New Dorp & South Beach »

September 11, 2014

Man Tries to Steal 48 Packs of Bacon and Cases of Beer from Supermarket

Marc Confessore was arrested on Sunday for trying to steal bacon and beer from a Stop and Shop.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 11, 2014

'Troubling' Review of NYPD Practices Finds More Chokehold Complaints

The audit was ordered by the CCRB after Eric Garner died on Staten Island.