All are close to the city and offer relatively more living space, and all are experiencing verying degrees of economic and residential revival.
The borough of Manhattan, a 10-mile-long, 2-mile-wide island, is the financial, commercial, and entertainment core.
Rockland County is more middle class with some working-class areas.
West Nyack is a large family-oriented middle class area.
The Upper West Side is dotted with large apartment buildings and is a favorite for working professionals and families.
Farther north above Central Park, neighborhoods start to decline, although Harlem is undergoing a rebirth.Surrounding Central Park, the Upper West and Upper East sides are predominantly residential, although both contain ample dining and shopping.