Military

Fleet Week New York Canceled

Because of cuts

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NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) — A New York City institution, Fleet Week, along with its white clad, free-spending sailors, is the latest victim of military spending cuts, Navy officials said.

The annual celebration that brought some of the Navy's largest warships to New York Harbor for a week for the public to inspect—while allowing sailors to roam the city and enjoy perks like free subway rides, baseball tickets and, yes, some extra attention from some of the the Big Apple's female residents—fell victim to the sequester.