PingPod Resumes Ping Pong Reservations on Allen Street
It might feel too soon, but don’t tell that to the folks at PingPod on the Lower East Side.
Patrons were spotted playing ping pong at tables on both floors of 42 Allen Street Friday evening. Apparently socially distanced.
A quick glimpse of their website shows that PingPod has resumed reservations as of last week.
To comply with the threat of COVID-19, the number of players is limited to three per reservation. The business also provides sanitation wipes, rubber gloves, and hand sanitizer free of charge, plus uses a fresh set of ping pong balls every day.
PingPod was the most recent answer to the problem of vacancy here at the northeast corner of Allen and Hester Streets. They opened just before the pandemic lockdown in March. Conception and construction of the host condo building took nearly six years, and finally completed in 2015. And sat empty for another two.
Ping-pong has resumed on Manhttan’s Lower East Side (NE corner of Hester and Allen streets)… pic.twitter.com/KkeWOTVtLE
— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) June 13, 2020