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Hudson Night—Third Place 2013

Cruise ships, including the Queen Mary II, regularly embark and debark passengers from Piers 88, 90, and 92 at the New York City Passenger Ship Terminal on the West Side of Manhattan.

In 2004, New York City invested $200 million in capital improvements at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal to secure its position as a first-class passenger cruise terminal. With upgrades to the docking facilities and a $4 million dollar investment in passenger boarding bridges, Pier 88 and Pier 90 are able to serve the world’s largest passenger ships.

Starting in 1984, the Unites States Navy docks an aircraft carrier and other ships at the west docks during the week long Fleet Week. During the week, demonstrations and tours are open to the public. It is estimated 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participate in the various activities.

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