Coney Island Meat Man Gets His Moment


With all those “sexy butchers” in the spotlight, it’s nice to see an old-school meat man getting his due. Tonight, the Coney Island Film Festival screens The Prince of Coney Island, a documentary about Jimmy Prince, who tirelessly ran Major Prime Meat Market for over 40 years before closing shop in March. If you can’t make it down to Coney, check out this Gowanus Lounge interview with Jimmy, who survived the redevelopment of the sixties and asked of the current rezoning: “Why should so few deprive so many of the joys and pleasures that Coney Island has brought to millions?”