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Strike at the Boathouse

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On Wednesday night, the FIT Couture Council held its summer dinner at the Central Park Boathouse, where the workers were currently mid-protest. WWD reports union members from the Hotel Trades Council banged drums and blew whistles, and while a PR exec advised everyone that "We shouldn't get involved," Real Housewife husband Simon van Kempen compared it to a trip to Cairo, Egypt. "Noise level's pretty similar actually. The fortunate thing is these people aren't at risk of rubber bullets or riot shields or all that and they're allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights as they should be." [WWD]