Cecilia DowdFeb 23, 2016, 1:47 pmFeb 23, 2016, 5:55 pm

Woman dubbed ‘Hot Dog Hooker’ upsets East Rockaway neighbors with lap dance ad

Cathy Scalia says service is the same as belly dancing and that she is only asking for donations

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The East Rockaway woman remembered as the "Hot Dog Hooker" has angered residents after admitting to placing a pillow on her home’s front lawn advertising lap dances.

“It's an armrest... It's just something I wrote. I've been here 50 years, my neighbors know me. I'm 50 years old. Nobody has a problem here,” says Cathy Scalia.

But that's not exactly the case with her neighbor Mak, who says the pillow now rests on his old swing.

“The neighborhood is disgusted. Some of the houses here, they say ‘I can't sell my house,’” Mak told FiOS1 News.

Resident Karen Decunzo worries her kids will see it. “I don't know how she keeps getting away with it. It doesn't make any sense. It should be shut down,” she says.

However Scalia, who prefers to be called the “Hot Dog Honey," says she's not asking for money, just donations, and doesn't see anything wrong with lap dancing, which she equates to belly dancing.

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