A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 19, 2004
Forty Deuce (42nd Street)
"Forty Deuce," or "Deuce" for short, is (or was) West 42nd Street. The term dates from the seedy 1970s, when the block contained porn film houses. It's not used for the Disney-fied 42nd Street of today.


22 July 1975, New York Post, pg. 71:
Making a living through shoplifting, mugging, and prostitution on "Forty-Deuce Street."

25 July 1975, New York Times, pg. 61:
On "Forty-Deuce Street," however, Mr. Rodriguez met Miguel Pinero,...
Posted by Barry Popik
Streets • (0) Comments • Monday, July 19, 2004 • Permalink