Private Ping Pong
In New York, it’s all about the private clubs. Shhhhh…..ladies this is wonderful spot filled with 2/3rd men and 75% single. Hurry since memberships are very reasonable and it’s still not officially open. SpiNyc (http://www.spinyc.com/) is a private ping pong club in the lower level of 304 Park Avenue South. Entrance is on 23rd and is totally on the dl. Management is waiting on the liqour liscense but ponging is open. There are three distinct areas-the back private party room sponsored by Fred Perry-very dark, preppy, and handsome/still a bit raw, modern hip and clean locker rooms (you may work up a sweat for those serious ping pong players), and the main attraction ping pong area complete with bleachers and bar for those who want to oggle. I found out about this hip spot from my talented friend Masala of redmasala.com. Our good friend Mikey (founder of http://mikeyshookup.com/) is a charter member and long time ponger. Ceo/owner Andrew informed us that the floor in the ping pong room is the same floor they do the olympics on and took 2 weeks to install. Afficiandos will enjoy that and others will enjoy the laid back and playful attitude of the place. Unique architectural features such as the playing room having a window onto the subway platform, and existing 1930’s revolving door from the old woolworth passage impressed us. I’m hoping the let girls pong for free….hint hint. Andrew was very welcoming to us and encouraged us to stop by anytime! Considering the vibe I think I may do that!