Jimmy Prince

Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop

Jimmy Prince
Interview Date:
June 18 2007


Born in 1932, Jimmy Prince, long-time proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop, shares his memories of the neighborhood through good times and bad. After closing his Mermaid Avenue market in 2009, Jimmy Prince remained active in the community and volunteered at the Coney Island History Project. “Prince of Mermaid Avenue,” an award-winning film about Jimmy Prince by History Project Executive Director Charles Denson, is available for viewing on his Coneyologist channel on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qgoxPcz1Il4

Jimmy Prince passed away on May 3, 2021 at the age of 89.