Now, Ping-Pong is King
Located discreetly between an H&R Block and a Time Warner Office on 23rd Street is a surprising new social club where, of all things, table tennis is king. Last night, socialites, actors, models, and assorted creatures of the night convened at the opening party for Spin New York, which is owned by none other than Susan Sarandon.
Jaime Johnson, Eva Amurri, Veronica Webb, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander and Brad Goreski (of Rachel Zoe fame) were all grabbing paddles and having a go. There were even ball chasers on hand who scurried around with tiny nets to collect the stray balls.
The theatrically lit, cavernous basement club is designed by Todd Oldham and an hotbed of sensory stimulation. Think: bright purple Olympic regulation tables, orange ping pong balls flying around in every direction, video monitors blasting. (Just don’t expect to concentrate on an actual match.)
Photos by Hanuk