“New York City is definitely deteriorating, the quality of life and the quality of services,” said Paulson, who’s still a city resident. “Southampton is an oasis, it’s so well run, it’s quiet, services are excellent, crime is very low,” Paulson said. He had similar things to say about Palm Beach, Florida, where he bought a home in 2021 and has recently made one of his first donations to redo Phipps Ocean Park. “Every one of them had a big apartment or a townhouse in New York — and not one of them sold. Levinson has shed some New York philanthropic commitments and picked up new ones in Palm Beach.