Lindsay Duckworth, 26

Carmine St at Bedford St.

Lindsay Duckworth, 26, Carmine St at Bedford St

Lindsay Duckworth, 26, Carmine St at Bedford St Photograph: Jay Muhlin


Photograph: Jay Muhlin

Where are you from? Montana. I grew up in Polson, but most recently I was living in Whitefish. You know, south of Glacier.

White fish south of glacier. That's like saying, "pigeon south of subway." [Laughs] Glacier National Park! Before I moved here a month ago, I was in Alaska at a fly-fishing lodge—a really remote, fly-in place. No one there.

Except you and a bunch of hot fly-fishers? [Laughs] Not so much. It was all, like, 55-year-old alcoholics.

I guess I was picturing Brad Pitt. Exactly. That was my parents' dream. I grew up in a fly-fishing family. They were so excited for me to meet some rugged, outdoorsy man. But nope, I failed.

So you came to New York to find your rugged man. Oh no no no no no no. I've given up on that idea for a while.

What does the city look like to your fresh eyes? Well, it's basically just like any other city.

I beg your pardon. [Laughs] I mean, there's so many places to go, but it's all the same scene.

That's how I'd feel about the mountains in Montana. [Laughs] Yeah. I just haven't felt like it's been all that difficult to live here.

Kinda like, say, living in Missoula? Well, okay, it's different from Missoula. But I live in Williamsburg, so sometimes it feels like... Missoula.

All those men in lumberjack shirts. Yeah! They're the same here, except 80 pounds lighter.

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"I work at Sweet Revenge. The owner, Marlo, worked for some big, corporate business and then just started baking a year and a half ago. She pairs her cupcakes with wine and beer."

"When I was in Alaska, I met a ton of people from New York—big-time restaurant owners and stuff. It's, like, their hobby. Fly-fishing is not like in A River Runs Through It, like everyone thinks. It's a very elitist, strange culture."

"I grew up on an Indian reservation. It's tribal land, but we actually own it—there are a ton of loopholes in the law. It's a really weird town; it was really tense growing up in school and stuff. There are middle-class white kids and then kids from the reservation—which is very poor—and we all went to the same school."