Pongtopia! Paddles in today's NY Post!

My hand painted ping pong paddle is featured in today's New York Post. newspaper. DON'T MISS!: A LITTLE RACKET Mind your table manners when the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden hosts Pongtopia! For the pingpong extravaganza, a half-dozen tables will be set up for the public to play on today (noon to 2 p.m.) and tomorrow (noon to 5 p.m.). Pingpong fans can also watch the experts: Tonight from 6 to 10, there’s an amateur tournament, and tomorrow, the Downtown Dirty Dozen tourney hits the main table at noon. Forty pingpong paddles decorated by artists are being sold for $250 each, to benefit NYC schools. “[Tonight] when it gets crowded and goes crazy, I’ll actually get drunk and play half-naked in a Speedo and beat people,” quips professional table-tennis player Kazuyuki Yokoyama, who’s crossing paddles with the amateurs tonight. “It’s sort of an art movement and entertainment,” he says of the event. 220 Vesey St.; 212-945-0505, artsworldfinancialcenter.com — Brian Niemietz