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 »

July 24, 2014

Staten Island Man Kicks Landlord's Yorkie in Drunken Dispute, DA Says

Nick Miller, 70, was charged with animal cruelty for kicking his landlord's Yorkie.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 24, 2014

Eric Garner Remembered as Family Man at Packed Brooklyn Funeral

Eric Garner, 43, was dressed in all white at the cermony where Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 23, 2014

Would-Be Robber Holds Up Deli but Flees Before Getting Cash, Police Say

Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a Staten Island deli at gunpoint.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 23, 2014

Precinct Where Eric Garner Died Ranks High in Police Misconduct

The NYPD's 120 precinct had 23 substantiated complaints of misconduct against officers in five years.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 23, 2014

Staten Island Needs $37M to Recover From Sandy, State Told

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked for the money from the Empire State Development Corporation.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 21, 2014

EMTs Barred from Taking Calls as Staten Island Man's Death Investigated

Eric Garner, 43, died during his arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes on Staten Island.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 18, 2014

VIDEO: Man Dies During Arrest for Selling Illegal Cigarettes, NYPD Says

Eric Garner died as police arrested him on Staten Island Thursday afternoon, the NYPD said.