1. 42nd St
, Forty Deuce (42), or just the deuce
2. The Devil.
3. An oustanding example, especially of something difficult or bad.
At the peak of the most infamous period in its history during the 1970s 42nd St (as well as the number two train
which ran directly beneath Times Square
) was referred to as 'The Deuce' or The Beast
by police and criminals alike, notorious for its crime.