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Encyclopedia > Kensington, Brooklyn

Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered by Coney Island Avenue to the east, Caton Avenue to the north, Dahill Road to the west, and Ditmas Avenue to the south. The neighborhoods that border it are Ditmas Park and Prospect Park South to the east, Windsor Terrace to the north, Borough Park to the west, and Parkville to the south. Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... Nickname The Big Apple, The Capital of the World [1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban  - Metro 1,214. ... A borough is a unique form of government used in New York City to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city, and differs significantly from other borough forms of government used in the New York City area and elsewhere. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Coney Island Avenue runs almost parallel to Ocean Parkway. ... Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery to the west. ...


Kensington is a predominantly residential area consisting of housing types that run the gamut from brick rowhouses, to detached one family Victorians and apartment buildings. There is a commercial area on Church Avenue. Ocean Parkway bisects the neighborhood and the F-train (IND Culver Line) runs along the western part of the neighborhood. A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... The IND Culver Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway, extending from the Rutgers Street Tunnel under the East River to the BMT Culver Line at Ditmas Avenue (which continues to Coney Island). ...


Kensington is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn, if not the United States. It contains South Asian (Bangladeshi & Pakistani) , Chinese, Orthodox Jewish, Irish, Polish, Russian, Mexican, and Jamaican communities.


 
 

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