Saturday 21st June My alarm wakes us at 5:00 after a decent sleep. We shower and pack the rest of our gear, and take the bags down to luggage services on the ground floor before heading out into the city, for the last time, at 7:00am. It's another pleasant, warm day, with clear skies. We go to the subway station at the end of the street and head downtown, exiting near the World Trade Centre site. The newly completed Freedom Tower looks amazing, although there are clearly many years work ahead to finish the whole area. We stroll around the neighborhood, passing through City Hall Park to Brooklyn Bridge, this time under lovely blue skies. (one of my walking sticks on its way over the Bridge!) Once on the New Jersey side we walk through DUMBO looking for a cafe serving breakfast. There are fewer options than I expected but we come across the Archway Cafe and enter at 8:40. The view that gives it its name, no doubtâ€¦ The lady owner is very pleasant but a bit distracted and a few minutes go by before she takes our order (Baked eggs, bacon and mushrooms with toasted ciabatta, coffee and orange juice, x 2) - we eventually realise that they don't officially open until 9:00! The food is lovely if slightly pricey. We pay the $35 and leave at 9:30 before making our way back up, past the Bridge entrance (some amazing graffiti in the underpass) â€¦ and into leafy Brooklyn Heights with its quiet streets of beautiful row houses and Art Deco apartment buildings.