Nestled in the center of Brooklyn is Kensington, which was first colonized by the Dutch in the 1600s and then re-settled by the British in 1737. This nabe gives residents a sense of tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the city.
On the residential side streets, the neighborhood features rows of brick and brownstone homes, larger one- and two-family detached homes with wraparound porches and large yards, and prewar and postwar houses that are five or six stories high.
Being located at one of Brooklyn’s historical and cultural cross-roads, Kensington is a diverse mix of architectural styles and cultures. Ocean Parkway divides Kensington into two sections, with large apartment buildings along both sides of the thoroughfare. Part of Ocean Parkway, originally designed as a graceful extension of Prospect Park’s grandeur, is named as a historic New York City landmark. On the residential side streets, the neighborhood features rows of brick and brownstone homes, larger one- and two-family detached homes with wraparound porches and large yards, and prewar and postwar houses that are five or six stories high. Although not as close to the East River crossings as the Downtown neighborhoods, the commute to Manhattan is helped by the X29 express bus along Coney Island Avenue, and the F subway line along McDonald Avenue.
The neighborhood’s shopping areas are located along Coney Island and Church Avenues, as well as the McDonald Avenue/18th Avenue intersection. Nearby Park Slope offers hundreds of additional shopping destinations, including the famous 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue “Restaurant Row” and commercial corridors, as well as the giant Atlantic Terminal Mall with over 50 stores.
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