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Tompkins Square Park Ping Pong Table Tagged With Graffiti

By DNAinfo Staff on May 28, 2011 4:17pm

By Tim Gorta

DNAinfo Reporter / Producer

EAST VILLAGE — A ping-pong table recently-installed in Tompkins Square Park has been tagged with graffiti.

The table, which was installed in late March, had remained relatively pristine up until the recent tagging, according to local blog EV Grieve.

Still, ping pong players in the park Saturday were undeterred.

"It doesn't change the game," said Jonathan Lee, 25, a musician from New Zealand, who was squaring off against East Villager Carlos Rodriguez.

"We need more [pingpong] tables around the park," said Rodriguez, a 25-year-old photographer.  He added, "It sucks that [this table] was vandalized, but that's New York City, man."

The table was a gift from local company Henge, which manufactures all-weather outdoor tables for public use.