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R.I.P. Jimmy Prince

Coney Island USA is sad to mark the passing of our good friend and long time supporter, James Major Prince. Jimmy was a beloved presence in the neighborhood, and the owner of Major Markets Prime Meats, a decades-long fixture on Mermaid Avenue. After his retirement, he continued to stay active in Coney Island, and was a volunteer at the Coney Island History Project.

Jimmy was an early contributor to the Mermaid Parade and a regular attendee of our Coney Island Film Festival. He was the subject of many films, including The Prince of Mermaid Avenue by Charles Denson and Last Night in Astroland by Lou Dembrow.

Our deepest condolences to his friends, family, and all who loved him. We will miss him dearly.