Also in this Issue:

Stars Above the Ruins

Working for the Weekend: A Stylish Transition in 36 Hours

Once Upon a Time in a Millbrook Cottage, $345,000

House Crush of the Week: A Marvel of Minimalism in Columbia County, $835,000

Sprawling Staatsburg Estate, $529,000

Historic Victorian Alert: Kingston’s Hutton House, $339,000

The Big Deal with Tiny Houses

Hudson Valley Portrait: Dina Falconi, Herbalist

Wined and Dined: Former NYC Restaurateur’s New Paltz Complex Still has Heart

In Season

Hudson Valley Portrait: Tim Reinke, Saloonkeeper

A Weekend in the Catskills

How to Spot a Recent Upstater Transplant

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Carolita Johnson is a Kingston-based cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker.

About Carolita Johnson

Carolita Johnson, a Parson's School of Design BFA, grew up in New York, spent 12-ish years in Paris, France, where she got her masters in Modern Letters and Linguistics, then researched early nuns in Medieval Anthropology before moving back to New York to become a regular contributor of cartoons to The New Yorker from 2003 to the present. She is also an onstage storyteller, an illustrator and writer, with self-illustrated essays published at, Scratch, Cosmo, and The Toast. "Oscarina..." is a personal webcomic in which she expresses thoughts and feelings that no one solicits. Her "Women's Dollar" Oscarina image was shared more than 36,000 times online recently on Facebook. Carolita is also working on a book, a memoir in essays, under the working title "Happily Often After." Photo by Michael Crawford.

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