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Bklink: Happy Hookers

March 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

“One corner of Brooklyn likes its hookers – and wants to keep them happy. On the streets of Red Hook Sunday, old-timers and newcomers alike said the FDNY should ease up on Engine 279/Ladder 131, whose firefighters call themselves the Happy Hookers. FDNY brass ordered the station to change its nickname and logo two years ago amid a crackdown on monikers like the Bronx’s 90 Proof and Staten Island’s Southern Comfort.”–NYDN

Tags: Bklink · Red Hook

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  • 1 Anonymous // Mar 10, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Years ago I said something to the hooker men. Way before 9/11. I always found it offensive but understood the puns: red HOOK, HOOK and ladder etc. But there must be something they can do, like maybe..”The Red Hook and Ladders”? not as catchy, but at least it doesn’t make everyone thing of the worlds oldest profession…in connection to fighting fires. Though, there was that weird incident with a prostitute and some firehouse..was it this one, in Red Hook?? I can’t remember. But, the moniker should be changed.

  • 2 Anonymous // Mar 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    It wasnt a prostitute, it was a mentally deranged woman. And I believe it was Staten Island, the firehouse they called “Animal House”. Personally, I say they can call themselves whatever they want if they are going out there and risking their lives. Despite the play on words, It refers to the fact that they enjoy what they do, saving people.