Barbara Kavovit Wiki
Barbara Kavovit Biography
Barbara Kavovit, 55, announced that she entered the mayoral race because New York City “is in a state of crisis.”
‘I am not a politician. I am a New Yorker born in the Bronx and not afraid of hard work or the tough decisions that lie ahead, ” Kavovit said in a statement.
“I am running for mayor because I want to be a catalyst for change and execute my vision of what the largest city in the world should look like.”
She will face several other contenders in the June Democratic primary.
Candidates include former presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, former Citigroup executive Ray McGuire, former Secretary of Housing and Development United States Urban Shaun Donovan, Brooklyn City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and former nonprofit CEO Dianne Morales.
Kavovit is the founder of Evergreen Construction, which redesigned the former offices of Harvey Weinstein
Kavovit, who founded Evergreen Construction, said “it will take a builder to rebuild New York City, and I’m the woman to do it.”
“Getting out of this crisis is no different than building a building: you follow a plan and start with the foundations. The New York City foundation has become structurally flawed and as a construction company I know how to fix it and get us out of the crisis and into opportunity, ” she said.
Evergreen Construction, which Kavovit described as “one of the largest female-owned commercial construction companies in New York City,” was hired to tear down and redesign Harvey Weinstein’s old offices last year.
Kavovit starred on the show to help the ‘countess’ battle through sobriety
“I felt like I was doing something for female empowerment by ridding myself [of the space] of bad karma and the things that happened in that organization,” she told Vogue at the time.
Kavovit has appeared in 24 episodes of the Bravo TV reality show as a friend of cast member Luann de Lesseps and to help the ‘countess’ fight sobriety.
However, their friendship seemed to have a falling out when Kavovit was apparently overheard calling De Lesseps a bad singer.
“It’s also the second time she’s been caught speaking ill of me,” he said of Lessepps on the Jenny McCarthy show.
“You have to pull out the weeds in order to make room for the flowers.”
Kavovit later criticized De Lesseps, with whom she has been friends for 14 years, as a ‘narcissist’ in an interview with Us Weekly.
“This woman’s narcissism, her self-importance, and her blatant disregard for the people who have helped her have to end,” Kavovit said.
She is also the author of the book Heels of Steel, a fictional book about a single mother who starts her own construction company and faces sexism, corruption and harassment.
She is also the author of a fiction book Heels of Steel +6.
She is also the author of a fictional book Heels of Steel.
Kavovit’s Long Island home faced foreclosure in 2019 and she was in talks to settle more than $ 2.4 million that she owed Deutsche Bank, Page Six reported at the time.
“Part of being an entrepreneur means that business and life can sometimes take unexpected turns,” Kavovit told Page Six in a statement at the time.
“In 2015, I applied for personal bankruptcy protection which has been terminated, and I am currently in agreement with Deutsche Bank with all expectations that this will be concluded soon.”
The bank sued Kavovit and accused her of failing to pay her mortgage after she obtained the loan in 2006 with her father, Joseph Kavovit, who died in 2013.
The bank claimed that Barbara was responsible for paying the loan when she died, the outlet reported.
Kavovit said the deed was transferred to her father in 2010 and she reportedly asked the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds that Deutsche Bank should have gone after the inheritance from her late father.