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 »

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.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 17, 2014

Center for Turkish Culture on Staten Island Seeks $85K for Renovations

The Turkish Cultural Center of Staten Island started a campaign to raise $85,000 to renovate its space.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 17, 2014

Scandal-Scarred Rep. Michael Grimm Struggles to Find Staffers, Report Says

Politico reported the Republican was struggling to find people willing to "live on the edge."

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 17, 2014

Deli Worker Robbed at Gunpoint on Staten Island, Police Say

Two men took around $900 from the cash register and the victim's pocket, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 16, 2014

New Truck That Fills Several Potholes at Once Makes its Debut

The truck will cut down on the amount of time it takes the city to fix large areas of damaged road.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 16, 2014

Google Earth Says There are Gas Leaks all Over Staten Island

The maps show the borough has an average of one leak every mile.