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. Pre-war brick apartment buildings dominate the Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue frontage, many operated as co-ops. The main commercial streets are on Coney Island Avenue, Church Avenue and 18th Avenue. Kensington Stables is the only remaining stable in Prospect Park and gives lessons in The Shoe in Prospect Park.
The Boundaries: Runs from Caton Avenue/Ft. Hamilton Parkway in the north to 18th Avenue in the south and Coney Island Avenue in the east to 36th Street in the west. The Commute: The F subway line that runs along the western part of the neighborhod and stops at Church Avenue, Ditmas Avenue and 18th Avenue serves the area. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.