Is New York Dumber Than Boston, Pittsburgh and Anchorage?

We still can’t figure out this “lumosity” thing, a measure of brain performance, that Richard Florida is on about, but the urban theorist mapped it against cities across the country in a column for Atlantic Cities, and the conclusion, at least to the parochial writers here at The New York Observer, is that we are a bunch of dum dums.

According to Mr. Florida’s calculations, we fail to crack the top 25 “brainiest” metro areas, where Charlottesville, Va., Lafayette, Ind., and Anchorage—Anchorage!—take the top three spots. Perennial rivals Boston (No. 11) and the Bay Area (No. 5) crack the top 25, too.

Now that smarts.

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