Meet George Hayes, a Man Who Has Been Fishing in Prospect Park for 50 Years

Brooklyn's Prospect Park is one of the only places you can fish in Brooklyn outside of the waterfront, though it hasn't always been safe to do so. In this video from NY City Lens, meet George Hayes, a man who has fished in the park for almost 50 years.

George Hayes has been fishing in Prospect Park for almost 50 years, but rising rent prices are making him feel like he's the one getting hooked.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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