There is much more to it but let's be honest here, New York holds much more in store and is just an experience like none other (although Chicago is also a contender for best Metropolitan). New Jersey is still not bad by any means.
Is full of rednecks. New Jersey should be treated as a state, so should New York. The entire state of New Jersey is basically a suburb of New York City and Philadelphia. New York State is a vast land of nothingness inhabited only by rednecks and hopeless families who once thrived in the long-gone rust belt industries. I say this as someone from Upstate New York currently living in New Jersey.