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 »

January 23, 2015

Phil-Am Kusina Brings Traditional Filipino Food to Staten Island

Phil-Am Kusina opened this month and serves up traditional Filipino dishes.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 23, 2015

Illegal Club Charged $30 to Party in Staten Island Basement: Prosecutors

The club operated from the basement of 480 Targee St., prosecutors said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 22, 2015

Monthly 'Salon' Style Performances Bring Art to Intimate Audiences

Snug Harbor will host a monthly series of performances with a moderated Q&A afterwards.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 22, 2015

Transit System Could Cut Staten Island Commutes in Half, Supporters Say

A petition drive is underway to win backing for a rapid transit bus system in the borough.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 21, 2015

Queens Man Shot to Death on Staten Island Street, Police Say

Marcos Huallpa, 46, was shot to death outside 188 Sand Lane Tuesday night, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 20, 2015

Eric Garner Memorial Destroyed in Fire

The memorial in front of 204 Bay St. burned on Monday night, fire officials said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 20, 2015

Fire at School Causes Widespread Power Outages, Con Ed Says

The fire caused 309 homes in New Springville to lose power Tuesday morning, Con Ed said.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

January 19, 2015

Man Robs Staten Island Bank, Police Say

The suspect took cash from a TD Bank on Friday, police said.