Monday, January 9, 2012

Ithaca, New York DMV & Why I Love You?

Somedays I curse the place, and somedays I bless the place, that's Ithaca. We are voted one of the safest and nicest places to live, and I have to agree. Great Ithaca Journal article:

One thing that is nice is our local DMV (department of motor vehicles), right off route 13 (Elmira Road), and 3rd street, across from the Bowling Alley (we have one). Although, I heard Cornell has it's own, Bowling Alley Not DMV. I'm going over this morning to pick up a driving record. So nice to say, so relaxed, so confident knowing it won't be a nightmare to retrieve a government document or do business with a branch of NYS.

If you have ever been in a "big city" DMV then you will come to appreciate this one. You can literally walk in and walk out on most days. Absolutely amazing. Contrast this to South Florida or Brooklyn where the lines stretch on and on (you need appointments for everything), and still stand for hours.

The people who work here are by and large NICE! Pleasant and helpful. They have always answered my questions patiently, and I have a lot of them with the business I am in involving cars, trucks, and driving records/histories (criminal defense and personal injury law).

The office is in a little shopping center with a gas station, a Play it Again Sports, my old Vet, and a few other businesses:

I send my clients here to change licenses, and I come here to get driver's abstracts (records), still a bargain at $10.
Parking is no problem here, and they do road tests right in front of the shopping center as well. The driving inspectors I think are pretty nice, after all my kids passed the road tests, just kidding.

Tompkins County DMV Official Address

301 Third St. Ithaca NY 14850

Hours of Service:  Everyday   8:30 to 4:30 

Monday :       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday :      8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday :     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday :          8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


CLOSED ON Saturdays and Sundays

Tompkins County DMV Contact Information

Phone #: (607) 273-7187

DMV Office Holidays

New Year's Day 
Martin Luther King 
Washington's Birthday 
Memorial Day 
Independence Day 
Labor Day 
Columbus Day 
Veterans Day 
Thanksgiving Day 
Christmas Day 
They "may" also close for other holidays including Election Day and the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
Always check and call in advance to verify the hours they are OPEN.

Law Offices of Lawrence Newman

504 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Newman was born in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Newman obtained his Bachelor’s degree in human biology in 1984, and his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Newman maintained an active chiropractic practice treating thousands of people with personal injuries from 1986 to 1995 in Palm Beach County, FL. He then attended law school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He went on to practice trial law in NY, NJ, PA, and FL representing the rights of those who have been seriously injured.

Dr. Newman is a trial attorney who has handled cases ranging from medical malpractice to product liability in numerous state Courts. He brings an intimate understanding of medical issues, forensics, injury, and disease to the practice of law. This background allows him to fully understand the nature and extent of his clients’ injuries.


·      National College of Chiropractic (B.S./D.C. 1984/1986)
·      Nova Southeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Bar Admissions:  

·      Florida Bar
·      Pennsylvania Bar
·      New Jersey Bar
·      New York Bar
·      US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Chiropractic Licensure:

·      Florida (inactive)