Ping-Pong, the Park and Good, Old-Fashioned Play


by Alia Fite

Ping-pong table designer Alan Good explains how is idea became a reality.

On a rainy day in Tompkins Square Park, Alan Good leans on the concrete ping pong table he designed and preaches the benefits of being active.  Good is a professional dancer and president of architectural company Henge Incorporated, which donated the table, paddles and balls for public use.

  “It’s art,” Good says, but he hopes park-goers will benefit from actually playing ping pong. “It’s not so much that it’s a genius object,” Good says, “but it’s about how people pause and value interacting each other.”

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