I live in Manhattan. Where I live there’s a subway not too far away and a bus down the block from my home. For most parts of the island, there’s access to a subway that will transport you to most other places in the city within 90 minutes. (When I say that Im thinking of Jamaica, Queens or New Lots in Brooklyn.)
I don’t like the way the MTA is being run; however, the subway and bus systems are one of the best things of NYC. Hopefully it can be kept in tact in a better condition for the future generations.