Highlight From The Community Board 1 Public Safety Committee Meeting: Pips Presents

All things considered last night’s proceedings were short and sweet. The list of aspiring liquor license holders was (all things being relative) brief and those present were for the most part prepared. I also am pleased to report that the same can be said for the men of the Public Safety Committee. Being the gatekeepers of booze* for both Greenpoint and Williamsburg they have seen and/or heard almost everything in the way of a “novel” eating and drinking establishment applications.

And as of last night I can personally attest that they can add a new one to the list: a ping pong table tennis parlor/art gallery which will serve wine and beer. Yes, you have just read me correctly.

The above photograph was part of “Pips” application.

Naturally good-humored questions about “beer pong” were bandied about. The young men behind this endeavor assured everyone present there will be no such nonsense; Pips is first and foremost an art gallery and ping pong parlor. Questions about the art gallery and ping pong parlor proper were also raised. The applicants stated these two spaces were separate— unless of course an artist wanted to show his/her work in the ping pong parlor. Then they’d make an exception. This made sense.

Thus the application was recommended for approval and provided (of course) their application passes the muster of the Community Board 1 and the State Liquor Authority— and it probably will— Williamsburg, the city of New York and very likely the world will have the very first ping pong table tennis parlor/art gallery legally sanctioned to serve suds. And wine.

Pips Ping Pong Table Tennis Parlor & Art Gallery
Opening Date: TBA
155 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

NOTE/CAVEAT: Ping pong and art lovers alike should be advised that Pips was only allotted ten stools— so be prepared to enjoy your libations standing up.

*Note: their decisions are only “advisory”. In other words the State Liquor Authority or a City Councilperson can overturn their decisions with caprice and the stroke of a pen.


2 Comments on Highlight From The Community Board 1 Public Safety Committee Meeting: Pips Presents

  1. rutila on Wed, 30th Nov 2011 2:56 pm
  2. Looks like I missed a good meeting. Great shot of Tom, BTW.

  3. missheather on Wed, 30th Nov 2011 2:57 pm
  4. Tom is the most photogenic person I have ever met. Seriously. He must have made a deal with the devil or something!

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