FLEET WEEK! And other fun stuff too ...
Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich
The men (and ladies) in dress whites flood the streets of New York after this morning's 21st annual parade of ships on the Hudson - so get ready for some crazy.
In other news and events around town today, pickle-eating contests, a Milk-Bone centennial new lights on the Brooklyn Bridge, and more ... here's the rundown:
9:30 a.m. to Noon: Fleet Week Parade of Ships and fly-over on the Hudson River from the Verrazano Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.
11 a.m.: Billy Joels wife, Katie Lee Joel, promotes her new cookbook,
The Comfort Table, at One Chase Manhattan Plaza, between Nassau
and William streets and Liberty and Pine streets.
11 a.m.: The Carnegie Deli honors Americas Strongest Man Derek
Poundstone with the delis biggest sandwich.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Milk-Bone celebrates its 100th anniversary on the Military Island in Times Square.
11:30 a.m.: Also at the Carnegue Deli, Americas Eighth Bi-Annual Pickle-Eating Contest
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: New designs unveiled for a multimillion dollar redevelopment project at JFKs Terminal 7
2 p.m.: Unveiling of new lighting and signs welcoming visitors to
Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side.
-- Lauren Johnston