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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.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 30, 2015

Gunman and Victim Exchanged Words Before Fatal Hookah Bar Shooting: NYPD

Three other people were wounded inside the Buda Hookah Lounge at 589 Flatbush Ave., police said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

August 28, 2015

Heroin Bust Leads Police to Stash House, Prosecutors Say

Frank Puglisi, Anthony Perez, Paul Van Manen and Doreen Pilere were arrested, prosecutors said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 28, 2015

Sex Offender Arrested After Failing to Register New Address: Prosecutors

William Green, who assaulted a 7-year-old girl, failed to report his Staten Island address, DA says. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 28, 2015

Rapist Who Knocked Woman's Teeth Out During Attack is Arrested, Police Say

Kareem David, 28, was charged with rape and assault.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

August 27, 2015

Woman Arrested After She Gave Herself a Raise, Prosecutors Say

A 46-year-old woman was charged with grand larceny for paying herself an extra $22,381, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 27, 2015

War on Big Sodas Relaunched With Bill to Ban Sale to Minors

Assemblyman Matthew Titone proposed a package of bills to help stop the overconsumption of sugar.

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 27, 2015

Graffiti Map Showcases Staten Island Street Art

Kwue Molly and the Projectivity Movement created the "Staten Island Art District" Map.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

August 26, 2015

$100K Road to be Built Under Outerbridge Crossing

The new road will run between North Bridge and South Bridge streets in Charleston.