24 hours in New York City

by W. Andrew Powell
The Ace Hotel in New York City

I’m back, New York City! It’s only been a few months since I was here last, and now I’m visiting for just under 24 hours thanks to the folks over at Canada Goose.

So, why am I here? Canada Goose is hosting a special event tomorrow morning to screen their first short film, Out There, and they invited me to Manhattan to chat with director Paul Haggis, plus their CEO and CMO.

The company calls themselves “the (un)official jacket of film crews anywhere it’s cold,” and it’s hard to disagree. I’ve been on more than a few sets for interviews, and when it’s cold, there seem to be a lot more Canada Goose jackets than anything else.

I’ll be tweeting and sharing photos on Instagram tomorrow from the event, and I’ll have some other coverage here on The GATE of course, but I’m also going to be exploring NYC before I have to fly back to Toronto tomorrow night. I don’t have a lot of time tomorrow, but I can’t wait to soak up every moment in this city. There’s just no place like New York.

The only problem now is figuring out what I’ll do with the afternoon.

I’m staying at the Ace Hotel, which is an incredible space near Madison Square Park, and I’m looking forward to checking out Stumptown Coffee in the morning before heading out. That’s honestly the first thing I’m excited to check out.

After that, it’s tempting to just wander some of the major streets, but I also have to stop and see Macy’s, since I’ve never seen it decorated for the holidays, and I may also have to go back to see the New York Public Library once again.

Beyond that? I really don’t know yet, but feel free to tweet me your suggestions @wanderpow.

The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building
Guitar in my room at the Ace Hotel
Guitar in my room at the Ace Hotel
Work table at the Ace Hotel
Work table at the Ace Hotel

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