The Fleet arrived in New York City on Wednesday, May 25 with the USS New York and USS Iwo Jima as the two jewels in the crown. They were saluted by fireboats from the NYFD Marine Division including the newest the "343" named in honor of the 343 NYFD firefighters and EMS personnel who gave their lives on 9/11/2001.

NYFD fireboats salute the fleet as it arrives in New York City
Various events around the city included amphibious landings by the USMC at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Flushing Meadow Park in Queens and other locations around the area. The landing at Coney Island was called-off because of dense fog.

USMC V-22 Osprey Lands at Flushing Meadow Park During Fleet Week 2011.
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was moored in Manhattan at Pier 88 at 48th St. and 12th Ave. The amphibious assault ship USS New York (LPD 21), and three Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigates USS Kauffman (FFG 59), USS Carr (FFG 52), USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) and USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552) were moored at the Homeport Pier in Staten Island and were open for visitation from 8am to 5pm. Thousands flocked to the piers to visit the ships.

USS New York
Interior of V022 Osprey at Flushing Meadow, Queens during Fleet Week 2011
 A U.S. Marine tells a young boy about a machine gun aboard the USS Iwo Jima during Fleet Week 2011

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