Staten Island Advance sports reporter for 32 years (August 1984) and co-penned the Lifestyle "Man To Man" column (1995-2003). Officially transferred to the "Visual Team" March 2016 as a staff photographer, after writing and shooting since 2005.
Author of "Flight of the Harlem Pigeon Man (2004) ~ https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Harlem-Pigeon-DEREK-ALVEZ/dp/0595334652
“D” Alvez, has been a board member since the inception of Cross World Africa, Inc., and is CWA’s unofficial photographer. He has also proudly served as a 25-year veteran (Sergeant) with the New York City Sheriff’s Office.