November 21, 2013
Michael Rodgers, Plaintiff-Respondent,
Cucina & Company A - The Cellar at Macy's, et al., Defendants-Appellants, Ultimate Services Inc., etc., Defendant.
Gordon & Silber, P.C., New York (Jon D. Lichtenstein of counsel), for appellants.
Koss & Schonfeld LLP, New York (Jacob J. Schindelheim of counsel), for respondent.
Gonzalez, P.J., Tom, Renwick, Freedman, Clark, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Richard F. Braun, J.), entered May 10, 2013, which denied defendants Cucina & Company A-The Cellar at Macy's, Cucina and Company, and RA Patina Restaurant Group, LLC's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint as against them, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
Defendants failed to establish prima facie that they did not cause or create the greasy condition of the stairs on which plaintiff slipped and fell (see Fragale v City of New York, 88 A.D.3d 488, 489 [1st Dept 2011]; Zaher v Shopwell, Inc., 18 A.D.3d 339, 340-341 [1st Dept 2005]; Montalvo v Western Estates, 240 A.D.2d 45, 48 [1st Dept 1998]).