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.