Saturday, March 19, 2011

Table tennis now a permanent part of Tompkins Square Park

Earlier today, the city installed a new permanent ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park, as DNAinfo has been reporting...



The table is dedicated to longtime Tompkins Square Park manager Harry Greenberg, who retired last fall....


...and if you want to play...



All photos by EV Grieve Ping-Pong Sideline Photographer Bobby Williams.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Flea Market Cafe is paying the city for the advertising space.

Julio said...

The table looks like it's in an open area where skateboarders can allie & rail slide on the table.

Anonymous said...

First reaction: public ping-pong table, that is so cool. Second reaction: some asshole will find a way to fuck it all up somehow. You simply can't have anything nice around here.

Roger_Paw said...

The end is nigh.

Kurt said...

@Julio, if someone can ollie up to that table and do a rail slide, god bless 'em. That would be awesome.

esquared said...

how soon before the fratdouches turn that into a beer pong table?

Anonymous said...

Table tennis is going to attract the fratboy element to the neighborhood.

Kurt said...

I think we should call this the "Hot Chicks Table"

Anonymous said...

Concrete; and a steel net?
Stupid. Just a waste.
Why bother?

Jill said...

I was at the CB meeting where this was proposed, asking for an endorsement to the Parks Dept, and they shot it down as a private interest thing in a public space that they couldn't publicly support.

I was so disappointed at that decision, and now happy to see that they have made it come true and didn't need the community board to do it.

As I remember, it is designed to withstand all kinds of horrors, idiot-proof, made out of some special space age concrete. It's a really great idea and a definite plus for the park.