Commerce & Culture
While Ocean Parkway forms the north-south spine of Kensington, the grand roadway is not the center of the neighborhood’s commercial life. Shopping and restaurants are concentrated along Coney Island Avenue, Kensington’s eastern border, with more toward the northern edge along Church Avenue and in the southern half on Ditmas Avenue. Maybe not necessarily known for its dining scene, Kensington is home to various diverse cuisines waiting to be discovered. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, an array of offerings await in nearby neighborhoods. For perhaps more outdoorsy activities, however, Kensington’s central Ocean Parkway does compose a section of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. A 40-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian paths, this literal scenic route links parks and experiences throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including the New York Hall of Science, Prospect Park, and the New York Aquarium.