Stat of The Day: Match Point, Ms. Outerbridge

Since I got a copy a month ago of the essay collection New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg, I’ve found about one piece of New York trivia per hour of reading. Here’s one that sounds unbelievable but a Google search proved its truth: The Outerbridge Crossing connecting Staten Island to New Jersey was not named thusly because, well, it’s an outer-bridge crossing. It was named for Mary Ewing Outerbridge. The Staten Island native brought lawn tennis to the city after a winter trip to Bermuda. And now you know.

Stat of The Day: Match Point, Ms. Outerbridge