I saw this on Jay Leno's "Headlines" segment the other night. Apparently the president of the University of Pennsylvania said in a magazine story that Philadelphia was located between New York and Boston.
It's odd because, according to her Wikipedia bio, she was born in New York and went to college in Boston. So she probably has traveled between the two cities. Did she not look out the window?
Maybe she meant: "People love that Philadelphia has more Tastykakes than New York and is slightly less racist than Boston."
Obviously an editing mistake.