Re: Hello from NYC
Well Arch, there is one way out. Buy a scrap moped with a registration and make your bike into it- get the numbers into your frame somewhere (fill in any bicycle numbers and remove any stickers).
My bike is now a Puch with a plate on the back, lights, mirror, and stop light.
Anything with a motor needs to be registered in the Empire (strikes back) state.
I look safe (helmet, dayglo vest, glasses and gloves) and ride carefully.
That plate is a wonderful thing too. Never been stopped.