A woman from Brooklyn claims that former Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to do a better job maintaining his property and has the bruises to back up her claim.
Carole Kolb-King this week filed a lawsuit against de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, for the injuries she sustained in June after stumbling over a hole in front of a Park Slope home they own.
Kolb-King, 69, claims that on June 25, while leaving her Windsor Terrace home to go to the post office to mail a check to her nephew, she caught her foot in a hole outside de Blasio’s 11th St. property.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of her claims that when she fell, she tore her meniscus and knocked out four dental crowns on her left knee.
For eight years, Kolb-King told the Daily News, “He did about as excellent a job taking care of his house as he did taking care of the city.”
She claims that de Blasio and McCray were responsible for the sidewalk’s condition since they knew or should have known it was uneven and damaged.
She remembered that my foot suddenly got trapped in this tiny section of sidewalk with an inch or more of an aperture.
I tumbled forward and hit my left knee, and my face after my foot became stuck. I was covered in blood, and someone on the street dialed 911. I was in a panic.
Despite being contacted for comment, De Blasio remained silent. The Kolb-King lawsuit mentions one of the two properties the former mayor owns in the area.
The city and two neighbors of the de Blasio property, retired judge Margaret Cammer and her partner Joan Snyder, a well-known artist whose work has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, are also named in the complaint, which was filed Friday in Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
Kolb-King claimed that in addition to receiving physical treatment for her broken knee, she also needs several dental procedures.
She calculates that the affair has cost her at least $5,000.
Kolb-attorney, King’s Ezra Glaser, stated, “I just think de Blasio didn’t take care of his property.”
“Whether or not he is at fault, he could still have paid to have the sidewalk outside his house fixed.
That state, in my opinion, persisted for a while.
In 2014, Kolb-husband King’s passed away.
The Windsor Terrace resident has worked as an exercise therapist at a Brooklyn inpatient mental health hospital for the last 28 years.
She remarked that I had only recently received these crowns in the front of my mouth. I believed I would keep them forever.