With stints at esteemed fashion houses such as Chanel under her belt, Kai Avent-deLeon could’ve gone anywhere. But instead of being tempted by the bright lights of Manhattan, she decided to return to her native neighborhood in Brooklyn to open up her own fashion boutique—Sincerely, Tommy. Also equal parts coffee shop, art gallery, event space and community center, its location on a residential street in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) has connected previously separate communities. As a third-generation business owner in the This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story.