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 »

November 21, 2014

Group Flies Banner Over Verrazano Bridge Anniversary to Call for Bike Lanes

Right of Way flew a banner that called for a bike path on the Verrazano during its 50th anniversary.

New Dorp & South Beach »

November 21, 2014

Cull Canceled After Staten Island Turkeys Find New Home

The nearly 100 birds will instead be relocated to an upstate farm.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 20, 2014

App Lets Residents Complain Straight to Staten Island's Borough Hall

The app, BP Assist, lets users report quality of life issues to Borough Hall.

New Dorp & South Beach »

November 19, 2014

Sandy-Damaged Senior Center to be Rebuilt

The Staten Island club was given $300,000 by local politicians.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 18, 2014

Film About Hip-Hop Group Arrested Development to Debut on Staten Island

The documentary is called "Beautiful, United and Free: The Cultural Movement of Arrested Development."

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 18, 2014

Verrazano Bridge Could Cost $16 to Cross Under MTA's Proposed Fare Hike

The cash toll for the bridge could go up from $15 to $16.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 17, 2014

Suspect Sought in String of Staten Island Knife Point Robberies, Police Say

Police said an 18-year-old man robbed five teens for their iPhones and an iPod since early October.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

November 17, 2014

15-Year-Old Fatally Struck by Truck on Staten Island

Jenna Daniels, 15, was struck while crossing Bayview Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police said.