ANDRÉ COX: Always on the
André Cox followed his brothers from St.
Vincent in the Caribbean to Canarsie in search of a new
future. He thought he might get into architecture by
studying computer science. So he took cafeteria jobs and
enrolled in 1994 at Brooklyn College. For seven years, he
worked full time and went to school full time, too. This
was his schedule: up at 4:30 a.m., leave for work at 5:45
Most recently, his job was food preparation in a
cafeteria on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center.
When he finished at 3 p.m., he would take the subway to
school, go to classes and study, and be home at 11 p.m.
On weekends, he studied and slept. "That was his schedule
for most of the last seven years," his brother, Nigel,
said Friday. "So he really had no social life."
But this summer, he graduated. He had told his mother
he was not happy in his job, Nigel Cox said, and began
applying for jobs in computers. "I know he had sent out
some résumés," Nigel Cox said Friday. "He