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 »

February 27, 2015

Parks Department Scraps Plans for Cafe at Midland Beach

The Parks Department won't open a cafe because the Army Corps of Engineers is building a levee wall.

St. George & Port Richmond »

February 27, 2015

District Attorney Adds Two Suspects to Staten Island's Most Wanted List

Mark Ortiz, 30, and Arthur Williams, 27, were added to the "most wanted" list Thursday, the DA said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

February 27, 2015

Men Who Led Officers on Chase from NJ to Brooklyn Had Drugs in Car: DA

Timothy Isaksen, 26, and Anthony Mazza, 40, were arrested Tuesday after the chase, prosecutors said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

February 27, 2015

Councilman Vincent Gentile to Represent Democrats in Race for Grimm's Seat

The Staten Island Democratic Party announced Brooklyn's Vincent Gentile is its candidate.

New Dorp & South Beach »

February 27, 2015

Summit Aims to Improve Community and Police Relationship After Eric Garner

The ninth-annual Youth Empowerment Summit will be on Saturday at Wagner College.

New Dorp & South Beach »

February 25, 2015

Man Taking Stolen Snowplow on Drunk Joyride Crashes Into Parked Car: DA

Ernest Lapointe, 38, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, prosecutors said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

February 25, 2015

Anti-Semitic Vandal Suspect Also Defaced Flag Murals, Prosecutors Say

Vincent Rodriguez was charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti at his Tuesday arraignment.

St. George & Port Richmond »

February 24, 2015

Port Richmond High School to Teach All Students CPR

The high school will be the city's first "CPR Smart School" by training students in life-saving skills.