A city is larger than a town. New York City, Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles are examples of cities. All state or country capitals are cities; cities usually have some significant political, economic or cultural importance. The word town refers to a smaller population center. And a very small population center - even smaller than a town - is called a village.
To complicate things, the central part of a city (especially the main commercial or business area) is called downtown. If you live downtown, you live right in the middle of the main action of the city - and it's more expensive to live downtown than to live in one of the other neighborhoods.
Mob Wives follows a certain number of women from Staten Island who are related to arrested and/or imprisoned men for crimes committed under the Mafia. The show has received criticism because of its Mafia theme and because it puts Staten Island and Italian Americans in a bad light, according to Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro who calls the show disgraceful. Relatives of the victims of Mafia also expressed their disappointment with the casts, saying that being relatives of men from Mafia is not something to be proud of.