Excelsior! New York license plate design shows more than Manhattan

(CNN)There’s more to New York state than New York City. The fifth showed a bridge named for late former Gov. Mario Cuomo. It tied for last place. All the finalists used blue and gold, an outline of the state, and the word “Excelsior,” which is the Latin motto on the state seal that means “Ever upward.” People across the state had two weeks to vote online or at the state fair in Syracuse, and about half of the 325,000 votes cast went to the eventual winner, affiliate WABC reported. “The design overwhelmingly selected by New Yorkers showcases some of our most iconic symbols and truly represents what the Empire State is all about — our diversity, our unparalleled architecture and …