Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn New York – a diverse, predominantly residential area that consists of housing types that run the gamut from brick row houses to detached one-family Victorians to apartment buildings. Pre-war brick apartment buildings dominate the Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue frontage, including many that operate as co-ops. Commercial streets provide shopping, a fantastic variety of restaurants, a vibrant nightlife scene, and services to the residents.
The F and G trains serve Kensington, as well as express and local buses, which is appealing for commuters and those who want to enjoy New York City and its surrounding boroughs have to offer.
The streets of Kensington are alive with residents, who enjoy walking around their neighborhood. Close enough to enjoy the lush confines of Prospect Park or high-end shopping in Park Slope, Kensington is in the ideal Brooklyn location. You can even book carriage rides at Kensington Stables, a lovely and surprising treat. The library remains a hub of activities for the community, offering classes and workshops year round.
An almost suburban-like feel infuses Kensington; many homes boast backyards, porches and there is ample parking for both homeowners and apartment-dwellers. Combined with its location and vibrant commercial districts, Kensington offers the best of both worlds for residents and visitors.
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