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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.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

December 4, 2016

Branden White, 34, was charged with robbery and assault in the Queens incident, police said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

December 3, 2016

Fernando Balcarce and Jesse Granados were charged with the murder of Jan Carlos Salcedo, police said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

December 2, 2016

Delano Hubert was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of Cesar Augusto Sanchez.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 2, 2016

The suspect used a stolen credit card to take the cash, police said.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

December 1, 2016

Make some toys, shop holiday fairs, or watch a traditional tree lighting ceremony.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 1, 2016

The head of the city's school system said there are only a few actual cases of post-election bullying.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 30, 2016

The 18,000 square-foot center at 165 Vanderbilt Ave. is expected to open in 2017.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 30, 2016

Officials want to protect newly paved streets from being ripped up and fixed with "shoddy" repairs.