Magazine June 21, 2010, Issue

Follow the Fleet

(Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Markus Castaneda/US Navy)

Fleet Week! For a few days, the rather distinctly unmilitary inhabitants of New York City find that in hurrying from one commercial deal to another, one fashion show to another, one dinner party to another, one charity fundraiser, poetry slam, book-launch party, gallery show, clubbing excursion, kaffeeklatsch, or private debauch to another, they are sharing the streets of the metropolis with young (mostly) men (mostly) in spotless, well-pressed uniforms of a style vaguely familiar from old movie musicals, and practicing manners that would have done credit to the courtiers of an oriental potentate. Fleet Week!

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