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A Pied-à-Terre Becomes Home

Mar 04, 2019 - The New York Times

When Jeff Karliner and Henry Johnson retired in 2017 and closed a jewelry business they had run together in New Paltz, N.Y., they decided to find a pied-à-terre in New York City.

They had lived in New Paltz since the 1970s, when they both arrived in the upstate town as freshmen at SUNY New Paltz, and they loved their five-bedroom Victorian house, but they were eager for a more energetic environment.

“We’re not Florida people,” said Mr. Johnson, who was a high school biology t...