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PHOTOS: Fleet Week Heats Up The Streets Of New York

As the great Samantha Jones once said on Sex and the City, “Ladies, seamen, 12 o’clock!”

She was referring, of course, to NYC Fleet Week, when active military ships dock on Manhattan’s west side and some of our nation’s finest roam the streets as tourists.

And judging by these Instagram photos, it also marks an annual tradition of New Yorkers taking candid photos of servicemen’s backsides.

We salute you, Fleet Week:

Fleet-week in my elevator #usnavy #babies #fleetweek #photocreeper #newyork #nyc #degeneratesummer

A photo posted by Jen Diskin (@diskinart) on

Not following them around I swear #Fleetweek

A photo posted by Annie Nguyen (@bruinnguyen) on

*gasps* #fleetweek @pistachiomustachio @pepprpottz

A photo posted by Natasha (@n_wong_photos) on

#fleetweek #johnallansdowntown ????????????????

A photo posted by John Allan’s Downtown (@johnallans_downtown) on

Fleet Week! #memorialday #nyc #nycmoments #fleetweek

A photo posted by Deb Roldan (@deb.roldan) on

These two handsome gents just walked into my frame. Caught ‘graming during #FleetWeek.

A photo posted by Kendall Aliment Ostrow (@kendall) on

Fleet week on fleek! #fleetweek #gaypassover

A photo posted by Kieran (@plumpinsumin) on

#FleetWeek #TimesSquare

A photo posted by Rachel Jean-pierre (@prettygirlrjp) on

The Fleets In. #memorialday #fleetsin #meninuniform #meninwhite #fleetweek

A photo posted by Joseph Addeo (@tribecajoe) on

???????? #fleetweek #NYC

A photo posted by Rene (@oldeponyboy) on

Helloooo boys #fleetweek #nyc #meninuniform #yesplease

A photo posted by Jamie Golden (@golden5678) on

YAS!!! #fleetweek

A photo posted by Sam Fly (@samflymusic) on

And here’s a bonus vintage Fleet Week shot:

@Regrann from @smrichardson1: Fleet week NYC #sailors #fleetweek #nyc – via #Regrann

A photo posted by Yi C (@yicchen77) on