Parents and students at the Spruce Street School joined hands to protest Cuomo's controversial reforms.
The South Bronx's High Bridge saw a big increase in pre-K seats, while Downtown had few new spots.
The DOE had hinted that the Spruce Street middle school might not open as planned.
Some Downtown schools cut their pre-K, but the Spruce Street School is opening a new 18-seat class.
Downtown's crowded elementary schools have more applicants than seats for their kindergarten programs.
Many pre-K programs still have vacancies ahead of Wednesday's application deadline, the DOE said.
More than 100 kids remain on the wait-lists for Downtown kindergartens.
Most of lower Manhattan's elementary schools have placed children on long wait-lists.
The crossing, which is near the Spruce Street School, has long been a cause of concern among parents.
A new pre-K is coming to Lower Manhattan, but parents still want to see more seats in the area.
P.S. 234 and P.S. 276 will both have to hold lotteries for kindergarten this year.
Lower Manhattan's elementary schools are popular but overcrowded.
Parents at the Battery Park City school want to limit the number of kindergarten classes next fall.
The city plans to install a new crossing sign on Beekman Street between William and Gold streets.
Dozens of Downtown kids could be given spaces at P.S. 1 in Chinatown as soon as the fall of 2013.
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