Longtime crony Mr. J. L. Grant celebrates a birthday today. Happy Birthday, Luke! Not only were Luke and I housemates senior year at Georgetown (along with Sr. Juan Seitz and assorted other characters), but we also lived together in the most sought-after building in all of Manhattan from 1993-1996: The Colorado. Located on the "tree-lined streets of the Upper East Side," as the misleading brochure for this all-rental building so eloquently put it, it sat right on the intersection of 86th Street and Third Avenue, which Grotto readers will instantly recognize as one of the lowest-rolling centers of activity in all five boroughs. The building featured apartments on floors 4 through 36, and yes, Luke and I lived in 4C, cementing our status as extra-low-rollers in a building exclusively inhabited by low-rollers.
Here's the Birthday Boy: