Tag Archives: Fleet Week

Fleet Week Begins In New York City [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist: Passover for Gays starts now. Fleet Week, a celebration of the country’s sea services, kicks off today with the Parade of Ships. This is the 28th year Fleet Week has come to New York, and about 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are expected to participate this year. The public is welcome to enjoy numerous free activities, from ...

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NYC Fleet Week Canceled

Fleet Week has officially been canceled for New York City. The United States Navy says it will not send any ships next month and no additional sailors or Marines will head to the city for the annual Fleet Week celebration. Cuts to the defense budget under the sequester are being blamed. But a spokesperson says any Navy, Marine Corps and ...

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Sequester Threatens NYC Fleet Week

Thanks to the sequester, it appears that this year’s Fleet Week will be a bust for New York City. How can there be a Fleet Week without the fleet? Organizers are still looking for ways to salvage the 29-year-old event, which was scheduled to start on May 23. But it seems certain that it will be without some key ingredients: ...

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Mr. Fleet Week

Originally posted May 28th, 2007 Mr. Fleet Week is climaxing. Waist-deep in the Hudson River he stands, back arched, toes curling, straining…UGH…to blow his patriotic load of bipedal cannon fodder one last time over America’s well-fingered g-spot, Midtown Manhattan. That spot, after six nights of polite (compared to the locals) but woefully unskilled (ditto) attention, is currently wavering perilously between ...

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Afternoon View – Fleet Week Dancer

Today in Central Park a handsome young swabbie and his female companion happily joined the gay dancers in the center of the roller-disco area below Bear Hill.

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NYC’s Fleet Week Is Underway

The weather continues to be dark and drizzly, but the parade of “tall ships” from around the world rolls on as NYC launches its 25th annual Fleet Week. The streets of midtown have been crowded in white bell-bottoms for a couple of days. Event slideshow here.

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Photo Of The Day

(Via – Towleroad)

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Afternoon View – Fleet Week Outreach

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DOWNWASH: Ten Injured In Staten Island Fleet Week Helicopter Demonstration

Ten people were injured yesterday when a USMC Osprey helicopter landed in a Staten Island park, sending tree branches and debris rocketing into the waiting crowd. A family-friendly Fleet Week demo took a horrible turn Monday when a $70 million Osprey sent folks ducking for cover. Screaming onlookers ran for their lives when the two-prop warbird, which flies like a ...

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Fleet Week Begins In NYC

An armada of U.S. military ships began arriving in New York’s harbor today for Fleet Week 2010. The city’s titty bars are bracing for record business.

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Perk Up Your Holiday

I know which Fleet Week-er you’re looking at, you dirty birds. (Via – Gothamist)

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What DADT? U.S. Military Uses Openly Lesbian Joan Jett to Promote Fleet Week

I find it more than a little annoying that while the Obama administration continues to kick out highly skilled soldiers like Lt. Dan Choi and Lt. Col. Victor Fehrehbach, the U.S. Navy has NO problem using openly lesbian rocker Joan Jett to promote NYC’s Fleet Week. Over on the website of the Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, you’ll find several photos ...

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Fleet Week 2009 Hits Gotham

NYC’s Fleet Week begins today, but times are hard even for the military. Some 13 warships and other craft are sailing into New York Harbor this week for the annual observance of Fleet Week. The annual naval review that starts Wednesday is a sparse gathering compared to past years, with only three major U.S. combat vessels in the lineup. That’s ...

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Mr. Fleet Week

Mr. Fleet Week is climaxing. Waist-deep in the Hudson River he stands, back arched, toes curling, straining…UGH…to blow his patriotic load of bipedal cannon fodder one last time over America’s well-fingered g-spot, Midtown Manhattan. The spot, after six nights of polite (compared to the locals) but woefully unskilled (ditto) attention, is currently wavering perilously between grateful, exhausted satiety and “not ...

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The Fleet Is In

Fleet Week 2007 begins today and the ships are beginning to pull in at Pier 90. Insert your tired “seaman” jokes below.

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