Boathouse Battle Royale: Union, City-Backed Restauranteur Face-Off In Central Park

The best way to find the Boathouse restaurant in the middle of Central Park is to follow the sounds of the beating drums. On a recent Monday afternoon, they drowned out even the whistles and catcalls of the protesters gathered in front of the restaurant. Out of earshot, at the park entrances, striking workers and Read More


  1. Anonymous says:

    What counts in the restaurant business is “TIPS” and customers who don’t mind spending money and tipping well.

    Union or no union that is the way it is.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  2. […] wrote about the labor dispute enveloping the Boathouse restaurant in this week’s issue of The Observer. But there is another dispute surrounding the historic […]

  3. Gmcgann says:

    Sexual Harassment,  Illegal firings,  discrimination,  stealing workers’ tips, etc. etc.

    It’s hard to believe this is 2011!!!

  4. funny…i saw the video PROOF of a meeting in which several employees confronted Dean and his managerial staff about the sexual harassment- he damn well knew about it! In fact, one of the girls who filed the sexual harassment case was written up for insubordination! If anyone want to see the video for themselves, contact me or the union staff! we have PLENTY of proof! And ps- those “two people he fired”- they’re on the strike line!!!!!