Rockland County is more middle class with some working-class areas.
West Nyack is a large family-oriented middle class area.
An extensive public transit system with subways and buses serves the urban core and links the boroughs.
A suburban rail and ferry network services surrounding communities in Connecticut, Long Island, and New Jersey. Many residents don’t own cars and choose to depend on public transit or an occasional car rental.
Finally, the New York metro area includes northern suburbs stretching up into Westchester County between the east bank of the Hudson River and the Connecticut border.
Numerous major-league teams play in the area, including the MLB Yankees and Mets, NBA Knicks, NFL Giants and Jets, and NHL Islanders and Rangers.(Broadway, another exception, moves at a gentle diagonal across the city.) Filling out the island are distinct districts. Midtown is the commercial center, with corporate headquarters, various media businesses, and world-class shopping along Fifth Avenue.Large skyscrapers dominate Lower Manhattan, then retreat as does hard bedrock to build on in those areas, then reemerges in Midtown.Surrounding Central Park, the Upper West and Upper East sides are predominantly residential, although both contain ample dining and shopping.The Upper East Side also contains posh enclaves unaffordable for most, outstanding museums, and the designer boutiques of Madison Avenue.