MIchael Greenberg, 67, gloved the drunken and the...


June 22, 1995

MIchael Greenberg, 67, gloved the drunken and the dispossessed, the penniless and the panhandlers.

For 30 straight winters, "Gloves" Greenberg was the holiday haberdasher of New York's Bowery section, single-handedly distributing free gloves to the needy between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Mr. Greenberg, an advertising executive, died Monday of cancer, an illness that last winter halted his glove handouts for the first time since 1963.

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