^damn sorry about the accident.
In new york you have the plates installed before you go out the dealer. its convenient, but lame if you get a shitty number with 666 in it, because you don't have a choice its all sequential and is given out that way. plus ny used to have the tolerable blue and white plates, now they have the lame yellow/orange plates that make cars look like unmarked taxi cabs.
speaking of license plates.... i miss my old rhode island plates... the design was awesome.
the newer NY plates are horrible.