new york city power Thanks to the misdeeds right here on Wall Street, the entire U.S. economy almost melted down potentially causing a global financial collapse and yet, despite the local damage, NYC is still numero-uno for business opportunity according to a new report (PDF doc) by the Partnership for New York City and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Putting any obvious biases aside—like the people who put the report together—the city ranked highest overall in several categories and held the #1 spots in lifestyle assets and technology IQ, but it’s not all good. Paris beat us where it really counts: intellectual capacity. Smarten up people, we’re talking about Paris! |Crain’s|