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 »

October 20, 2014

Pizza Joint Where Mayor Ate With Fork Closed by Health Department

Goodfella's Pizzeria was shut down on Wednesday by the Department of Health.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 17, 2014

New York Wheel to Feature 4 Bar Cars and Restaurant That Seats 20

The New York Wheel will have a host of luxury amenities including mobile bars and a 20-seat eatery.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 17, 2014

Mount Manresa Project Hit With Second Stop Work Order

Crews were told to stop clearing the site after residents complained an earlier order was being ignored.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 17, 2014

NYC Tourists Told Not To Forget the Forgotten Borough

From an historic theater to a Chinese garden, Staten Island shouldn't be overlooked by tourists.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

October 16, 2014

Deer Population on Staten Island Leaps 3,200 Percent in 6 Years

A survey found 793 deer living on Staten Island, compared to just 24 in 2008.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 15, 2014

City Asked to Upgrade Sidewalks and Lights Ahead of New York Wheel Opening

The Community Board 1 budget asks for several fixes to the neighborhood.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 15, 2014

Residents Ask City to Stop Mt. Manresa Demolition After Asbestos Violations

Angry residents at a community board meeting spoke about their health fears.

St. George & Port Richmond »

October 14, 2014

Advocates to Rally for Bike and Pedestrian Path on Verrazano Bridge

Saturday's rally will press the MTA to add funds for a pedestrian path into its capital plan.