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.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

September 30, 2014

State Finishes $7M Construction Project on West Shore Expressway

The project aimed to improve traffic flow on the Staten Island highway.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 30, 2014

Man Missing from Staten Island Coast Guard Base, Police Say

Christopher Montgomery, 26, went missing from the base on Sept. 26.

New Dorp & South Beach »

September 29, 2014

City Funds $1.5 million to Restore Cedar Grove Beach Wetlands

The project aims to restore the wetlands and nature areas to pre-Sandy conditions.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 26, 2014

Staten Island BP Gives $380K to Upgrade District Attorney's Video System

BP Oddo allocated the capital funding to overhaul the DA's videotaping system.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 25, 2014

'Find a F--king Bike Lane and Get in It,' State Senator Yells at Cyclists

State Sen. Diane Savino's Facebook comments angered biking advocates Thursday.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 25, 2014

Armed Robbers Steal Cabbie's Cash, GPS and Cellphone Battery, Police Say

Two men robbed a cab driver on Staten Island, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 25, 2014

Grand Jury to Start Hearing Evidence on Eric Garner's Death Monday

Garner died from an apparent chokehold while being arrested on Staten Island.

St. George & Port Richmond »

September 25, 2014

WATCH: Staten Island Chuck Impersonator Died After Being Dropped by Mayor

The groundhog died of internal injuries after the fall, the New York Post reported.