For anyone who spent a lot of time in NYC as a kid, those blue-on-yellow license plates bring back a rush of nostalgia, like Checker Marathon cabs.
NY is bringing back "Empire Gold". For Californians, this is akin to the CA blue plates.
Unfortunately, the fact that that this is just a ploy to squeeze $25 bucks out of every car in the state ruins all the nostalgia.
http://www.1010wins.com/SOUND-OFF--NY-U ... es/5644201
The old plates didn't have the blue bars across the top and bottom or the state outline, but the color really brings back memories. Cruising around in my cousin's Dodge Aspen, you couldn't have asked for a shittier car, but I can smell the vinyl now. NYC was in not much better condition than the car back then too. Those were the days...