Rachel Rosenberg Simon

Rachel Simon recalls her family's Deli Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue

Rachel Rosenberg Simon
Interview Date:
December 1, 2022


Rachel Rosenberg Simon's grandparents owned and operated Rosenberg's Kosher Deli Restaurant on Mermaid Avenue from 1917 to 1975. It was considered the finest deli on the Avenue as all the food in the restaurant was homemade. Rachel's entire family worked at the restaurant. She describes the downfall of Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island, and the loss of the store due to urban renewal. Rachel learned to sail at Sheepshead Bay and now lives in Hawaii where she races her sailboat.