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Get to know Kensington

Kensington is a rectangle of around 100 blocks east of Borough Park and west of Flatbush — in fact, it is often considered a section of the latter neighborhood. More important, perhaps, are its neighbors to the north and south: Windsor Terrace and Midwood. Kensington is a bridge between central and southern Brooklyn. Kensington is named after the London neighborhood, and although there are some Victorian homes that are vaguely English-inspired, there's no dominant style. The housing stock is assorted, ranging from 20-story apartment buildings to detached single-family homes.
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Commerce & Culture

While Ocean Parkway forms the north-south spine of Kensington, that grand boulevard isn’t the center of the neighborhood’s commercial life. Instead, the parkway is lined mostly with large apartment buildings. The area’s shopping and restaurants, meanwhile, are concentrated along Coney Island Avenue, the eastern border of the neighborhood. Church Avenue, toward the northern end of Kensington, and Ditmas Avenue, closer to its southern end, also have a number of stores and restaurants.

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