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New York Fleet Week to be scaled back

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Fox 5 has learned that New York Fleet Week will be scaled back due to the recent automatic spending cuts in Washington.

A Navy spokesperson told Fox 5 that no branch of the armed forces will be allowed to participate in community relations or events that would be an additional cost to the government.

Fleet Weeks in other cities have been canceled.

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels events have also been canceled for the rest of the year.

But the show may still go on.

A spokesperson for Mayor Bloomberg told Fox 5 that Fleet Week will still take place but on a smaller scale.

'We will continue working closely with the Navy to explore how we can continue to celebrate the commitment of our service men and women," the spokesperson said.

Fleet Week is scheduled to begin on May 23.

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