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Fleet Week

  1. weekend agenda
    12 Events That Should Be on Your Weekend AgendaFleet Week, a Lower East Side cultural festival, a rising-star comic, and lots more.
  2. tourism
    Fleet Week: Not As Rowdy As It Used to BeVisiting sailors are forgoing the Hustler Club to visit the American Girl Store.
  3. bummers
    Thanks to Sequester, This Year’s Fleet Week Is Going to SuckUnless you hate Fleet Week.
  4. sad things
    On First Day of Fleet Week, Marine Killed on West Side HighwayHe was 22.
  5. User's Guide
    Where to Eat for Fleet Week (And Where to Avoid it)The city will be divided this weekend between those who converge on the northern waterfront for the air show and those who eschew it. We’ve got you covered either way.
  6. sailors
    What Is Your Reaction to Fleet Week?We know what ours is. What’s yours?
  7. photo op
    The Fleet Is In The USS Wasp passing the Statue of Liberty earlier today. We’ll spare you the obvious joke about our being down by the piers if you need us.
  8. in other news
    It’s Fleet Week One problem with announcing Fleet Week is that it’s nearly impossible to say “Welcome, sailors” without sounding at least a bit like Mae West. So far today, only a New York Sun editorial made it work, by going off on a ridiculous tangent about Iraq and how, despite “a variety of views about the war,” we’re not going to call the guests babykillers. (Um, yes. Agreed.) Well, the boysships are coming in right about now. Starting tomorrow, there’ll be the usual assortment of slightly quaint official events (a Navy band at the Times Square recruitment station! Camouflage face-painting in Riverside Park!) and the less official, though no less sanctified, nighttime revelry. Mostly, though, we were intrigued by the bizarre names of the ships set to arrive here, which just reminded us how little we know of the naval life. On parade today will be the USS Wasp, the USS Winston Churchill (we hope the Royal Navy has an HMS Dwight Eisenhower), and the USS Hue City. We hope that last one gets along with the USS Wasp. Navy Week Events Schedule [PDF] Welcome, Sailors [NYS]