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VOLUmE 25, NUmBER 26 mAY 29-JUNE 11, 2013 the next Zelda? P. 17 two new Preschools For b.P.c. BY KA I T LYN mE A D E ith a shortage of public preschool seats in the area, two new, private preschools are opening up in Battery Park City this fall on South End Ave. A new Montessori school will open in September on the ground floor of the Regatta Building at 21 South End Ave., by the Battery Park City Esplanade. A competing school, from the Preschool of America chain, will also open this fall across the street at 2 South End Ave. Both spaces were previously w Continued on page 19 citi biKes, For me or you? Reporters Notebook BY LINCOLN ANDERSON ne of the frequently heard fears about the Citi Bike program is that it will just mean thousands of more cyclists zooming around on the streets dangerously out of control. I got a chance to test-ride one of the new bike-share cycles just before the program started, and “zooming” wasn’t exactly the first word that sprang to mind. In fact, these bikes are pretty heavy — 45 pounds — and, well, definitely on o Continued on page 26 Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess ARTFUL BACKDROP FOR BIRTHDAY BRIDGE The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 130th birthday on Friday, May 24, with a public art project created by architect Francesco Alessandra. CATS For MAYOR JOHN CATSIMATIDIS FOR MAYOR A New Yorker for all New Yorkers 5 15 CANAL ST RE ET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU N ITY MED IA , LLC

May 30, 2013 Downtown Express

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