Brooklyn woman chases de Blasio, city after tripping on sidewalk outside her home

A Brooklyn woman is suing former mayor Bill de Blasio after he tripped on the uneven sidewalk outside his home and knocked four dental crowns out of his mouth.

Carole Kolb-King said in a lawsuit Friday that de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray, their neighbors and New York City were responsible for the June accident.

The lawsuit claims they all knew the sidewalk split at a dangerous intersection between properties on 11th Street – but “deliberately and negligently” failed to fix it.

The filing alleges that de Blasio and McCray had “real and constructive notice” of the “unsafe nature” of the sidewalk because they filed formal complaints with the city about the “raised and uneven” path.

The former Big Apple mayor’s neighbors, retired judge Margaret Cammer and partner artist Joan Snyder, were also aware of the dangerous sidewalk, Kolb-King claimed.

Carole Kolb King claims de Blasio and the city “willfully and negligently failed” to fix the sidewalk she tripped on.
Carole Kolb King

‘He has done as good a job taking care of his home as he has taken care of the city for eight years,’ the Windsor Terrace woman told the Daily News.

Kolb-King also named the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks in his lawsuit.

Kolb-King told the outlet that she was on her way to the post office to send a check to her nephew on June 25 when she tripped on the sidewalk.

His foot had gotten stuck in an inch-wide hole outside de Blasio’s house.

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De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray took out a $615,342 loan against the residence in June 2021.
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The woman landed on her face and knocked four dental crowns out of her mouth. She had them implanted a year before, she said. She also hit her knee against the pavement and tore her meniscus, she told the newspaper.

A passerby noticed Kolb-King was covered in blood and called 911, she said.

Kolb-King insists she suffered “severe injuries” to her mouth, face and jaw as well as “mental anguish” as a result of the fall, according to the lawsuit.

Her injuries will be permanent, have required about $5,000 in medical attention so far, and have prevented her from performing her “normal activities and duties,” said Kolb-King’s attorney, Ezra Glaser, her attorney.

mayor's house on 11th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Park Slope, which has undergone a complete renovation.
A passerby who saw King after the fall said she was covered in blood.
photo of Paul Martinka

She still needs a series of dental procedures and physiotherapy sessions, the lawyer added.

The property is one of two Brooklyn homes for de Blasio and his wife.

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