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Ive been impressed by Captain Lawrence beers from up in Westchester, their IPA, and some of their special beers. Dave Broderick, the bars owner, is very much in touch with the craft brewing movement all across the country. He brings in a lot of special things you dont find other places. Its constantly changing and definitely seeks out new beers coming into New York. Its a good place to go to see whats going on with other breweries. Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., between Greenwich and Washington streets The first time I went there was probably in the 70s. They claim to be the oldest bar in the city. The old saloons of New York have an incredible history and a lot of character. Theyre not trendy. Typically, during the day, they have an older clientele of regulars, and at night they get extremely busy and its a much younger scene. We make a special beer for them called Ear Ale. That bar was connected with the Fidelio Brewery back in the early 19th century. They made English-style beers. Martin Sheridan, the owner, found kind of a rough description of an ale they used to make there, and we actually reproduced the beer for them. Union Square Cafe, 21 E.

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Kyle VanEtten Helen Sworn is the founder of Chab Dai, an anti-trafficking organization located in Cambodia. New York City is a hub for traffickers and a hell on earth for victims. Its hard to estimate how many victims are living in New York, since much of the trafficking happens under the radar. They can be funneled into the city to either work as sex slaves or as unpaid laborers. The United States is the second most popular destination in the world for trafficked women, according to Restore NYC . The State Department estimates that nearly 18,000 foreign nationals are trafficked into the U.S. ever year. The average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is between 12 and 14 years old. RELATED: AFTER ONE YEAR IN IRANIAN JAIL, CHRISTIAN PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI PENS HEARTFELT LETTER TO DAUGHTER Danielle Rae Douglass was 17. The woman was a freshman at Northeastern University when a man she trusted manipulated her into selling her body. For two entire years, she was closely monitored, subjected to random beatings and given only two hours to sleep every day. The experience broke her down and stripped away her dignity. Kyle VanEtten Jonathan Walton serves as a spokesman for Price of Life. Hes taken on the title of Christian abolitionist and is encouraging others to do the same.