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Kensington is a charming central Brooklyn neighborhood with a similar suburban feel to its easterly neighbor, Ditmas Park. Although fewer are available in historical Victorian homes, Kensington apartments can be found in a variety of housing options. From red-brick mid-rise apartments, to blocks of rowhouses, to sought-after single-family homes, this neighborhood offers a diverse selection of NY apartments of a variety of styles, sizes, and prices to fit almost anyone's needs. This community is bordered by MacDonald Avenue to the west (and Borough Park), Coney Island Avenue to the east (and Prospect Park South), and bordered to the north by Caton Avenue (and Windsor Terrace) and to the south by Foster Avenue (and Midwood). The expansive lawns and nature of Prospect Park are only a few subway stops or quick bus trip away. Residents of Kensington apartments can enjoy three major commercial streets: Coney Island Avenue, Church Avenue, and Ditmas Avenue. Ocean Parkway is one of Brooklyn's major thoroughfares that begins in Kensington, and features landscaped malls, biking paths, benches, and chess tables. The Parkway is five miles long, and links Prospect Park with Coney Island, and has been added as a part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Church Avenue in Kensington has no lack of ethnic flavors, from Russian cuisine to Thai to Turkish. The restaraunt 2 B Thai on Beverley Road is highly popular among residents of the area, or if you're in the mood for Japanese cuisine, Sake Sushi is a neighborhood favorite. Kensington commuters enjoy access to the F and G trains, at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station and the Church Avenue station. When looking to travel within Brooklyn, there are six local buses that service the neighborhood, as well as four express buses that head into Manhattan.

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Subway Lines

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Schools

  • Is 62 Ditmas Is
  • Ps 130 The Parkside School
  • Ps 179 The Kensington School

Parks

  • Di Gilio Playground

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