Family of Steven Greenberg confirmed late last night that the nightlife mogul passed away Saturday after a battle with lymphoma. Throughout his extensive career he partnered with Ian Schrager, and co-owned hotspots such as the Palladium, The Roxy, Gramercy Park Hotel, and the ever-popular 230 Fifth lounge in NYC's Flat Iron district.
Greenberg was known for his multiple endeavors from dabbling in publishing with Fame magazine from 1988-1991, to a "scandal" with a carpet cleaning business. He even put the late Whitney Houston on the cover of Fame magazine during a time when celebrities (let alone African American ones) were seldom put on magazine covers. Nevertheless, the gamble paid off and the issue sold huge numbers.