Showing posts with label ping pong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ping pong. Show all posts

Saturday, May 6, 2023


Here's a look this morning at the construction trailer that arrived in Tompkins Square Park yesterday ahead of the 18-month field house renovation. 

One note for anyone concerned that the trailer would take the ping-pong table out of commission... there looks to be enough room ... just go easy with the sidespin on the ball... 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday's parting shot

Power washing the graffiti off the ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park this morning... photo by Derek Berg...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thursday's parting SERVE

Photo by Derek Berg 

Some folks from PingPod were at the ping-pong table in the center of Tompkins Square Park today... offering $10 for anyone who could return one of three serves from one of their table-tennis pros. 

The fellow in the above photo returned all three — AND WITH A GUITAR STRAPPED TO HIS BACK. 

Maybe the video will show up @pingpod.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday's parting shots

A new era for table tennis with the frying-pan paddles... photos today by Steven...

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Today in free plants

Someone is giving away free plants this morning in Tompkins Square Park... on the ping-pong table for now...

Photos by Derek Berg...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Looking for a ping-pong partner in Tompkins Square Park

Liking pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts a plus. Photo this afternoon by Steven...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

There are now 2 ping-pong tables in Tompkins Square Park

[Photo last week by Derek Berg]

The city installed the ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park back on March 18, 2011and while the table has been the scene of mindless bloodletting through the years… The table has proven to be a popular draw… so much so that the city has placed another one in the Park … over near the basketball courts…

[Image via Facebook]

Both tables come courtesy of local manufacturer Henge, whose president, Alan Good, is an East Village resident.

We asked Good why he donated another table to Tompkins Square Park.

"Tompkins won over other locations because of the astonishing growth in spirit of the core group of players there," he said via an email. "The age range is now 11 to 75, with a wide mix of economic classes, with people giving lessons to newcomers."

Henge continues to hold ping-pong tournaments on Saturdays this fall (see their Facebook page for details).

And now, a look though the EVG archives at some non-ping-pong moments at the ping-pong table…

[August 2014 via Bobby Williams]

[March 2013 via Bobby Williams]

[March 2012 via Bobby Williams]

[May 2011 via EVG]

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today in power washing Tompkins Square Park

Yesterday Temperance Fountain, today the ping-pong table.

Are we expecting company? (Aside from the NYPD...)

Photo by Derek Berg

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, March 22, 2013

Freaky Friday

At the ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park today... photo by Bobby Williams.