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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.

New York City »

May 22, 2015

Get Ready for a Sunny Memorial Day Weekend

New York's expected to have great weather.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

May 22, 2015

Woman Dies After Slipping and Falling Out Window, Police Say

The woman slipped and fell out a window at 2221 Sherman Ave. on Thursday night, police said.

South Bronx »

May 22, 2015

14-Year-Old Shot to Death on Way to School, Police and Witnesses Say

Christopher Duran, 14, was shot in the head and torso in the Bronx on Friday, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 22, 2015

Grand Central's Lower Level Closed Due to Suspicious Package

Metro-North service was still running, but 20 to 30 minute delays were expected, officials said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

May 22, 2015

1 Dead, Another Injured in Bed-Stuy Shooting, Police Say

The men were shot on a Bed-Stuy street corner Friday morning, police said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

May 21, 2015

City Beaches to Open for the Summer on Saturday

The beaches will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Labor Day weekend.

New Dorp & South Beach »

May 21, 2015

City to Spend $242M to Repave Roads, Mayor Says

The mayor allocated $242 million to repave crumbling streets across the city.

New Dorp & South Beach »

May 21, 2015

Woman on Leash Led Through Staten Island Mall

Images of a man walking a woman on a leash inside the Staten Island Mall were posted on social media.