April 21, 2014
By Stephanie West
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo kicked off the official opening of the 114th New York International Automobile Show on Saturday April 19th at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 1 million visitors are expected to attend the 10-day event, the largest show of its kind in the country. The show features nearly 1,000 of the world’s latest automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and concept cars.
“The New York Auto Show embodies the energy and excitement of the Empire State and I am personally thrilled to participate in such a time-honored New York tradition,” Governor Cuomo said. “As the proud owner of a 1975 Corvette Stingray and a 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible, I know how much New Yorkers love their cars, and that’s why this wonderful show has continued to expand throughout the years, generating hundreds of millions in economic activity for the state.”
Throughout the 10-day show, the DMV booth will display a self-serve kiosk where more than a dozen transactions can be completed, such as changing an address or ordering a replacement registration document. DMV staff will be equipped with electronic tablets to assist customers in performing additional transactions including scheduling road tests or ordering New York’s Outdoor Adventure License Plates. Vision screenings also will be offered so that customers can renew their driver license online without having to visit a DMV office or an eye-care provider.
Located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th sts. in Manhattan, the Javits Center is completing the construction of Javits North, a new 110,000 square-foot, column-free exhibition hall. The Javits Center is considered the busiest convention center in the country, and each year, events at the state-of-the-art facility generate up to $1.5 billion in economic activity for New York and support as many as 14,000 jobs for New Yorkers.