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 »

April 17, 2014

'Tawny Frogmouth' Bird to Perch at Staten Island Zoo

A 7-month-old male Tawny Frogmouth, an Australian species which resembles an owl, is coming to the zoo.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 16, 2014

Soon-to-Open Brewery Makes Staten Island Yankees' Official Ballpark Beer

The soon-to-open Flagship Brewery Company's Summer Ale is being made specially for the team.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 16, 2014

Workers Chop Down 400-Year-Old Trees at Historic Mt. Manresa

A day after a temporary ban on work was lifted, the developers started to cut down trees at the site.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

April 15, 2014

City to Spend $48M to Limit Flooding in Staten Island

The DEP will expand the Bluebelt system in Woodrow, starting in the spring.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 14, 2014

Staten Island Teens Arrested for Stabbing Man on Street Corner

Kenroy Gittens, 16, and Shamel Massie, 18, were arrested for the attack on Friday night, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 14, 2014

Selfie Campaign Aims to Spread Love of Staten Island

Borough President James Oddo is asking Staten Islanders to take selfies at borough landmarks.

St. George & Port Richmond »

April 11, 2014

Judge Slaps Mt. Manresa Developers with Temporary Stop Work Order

A judge ordered a week-long stop to work at the Jesuit retreat to see if a resolution can be reached.

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April 11, 2014

Staten Island MakerSpace Hosts Weekend Hardware 'Hackerthon'

The event will focus on ideas that have a social or environmental impact, and have a public reception.