Kensington is the area south of Prospect Park and the Green-Wood Cemetery. It is bordered by Coney Island Avenue to the east, Caton Avenue/Ft. Hamilton Parkway to the north, McDonald Avenue and 37th St to the westm and Foster Avenue and 47th Street to the south. The neighborhoods that boarder it are Ditmas Park and Prospect Park South to the east (both of which are parts of Flatbush), Windsor Terrace to the north, Borough Park to the west, and Midwood to the south.
Kensington is a predominately residential area consisting of housing types that run gamut from brick rowhouses, to detached one family Victorians and apartment buildings. Pre-war brick apartment building dominate the Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue frontage, many operating as co-ops. The main commercial streets are on Coney Island Avenue, Church Avenue, and Ditmas Avenue. Ocean Parkway bisects the neighborhood.
Kensington is a very diverse neighborhood, containing Ukrainian, South Asian (Bangladeshi and Pakistani), Chinese, Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic, Irish, Polish, Italian, Albanian, Russian, Latino, Mexican, and Caribbean communities. More than 300 immigrants from Darfur have also settled in Kensington, as of 2010.
The IND Culver Line (F, G trains) runs along the western part of the neighborhood and stops underground at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue. The line rises above the ground to an elevated structure (F train) to serve the Ditmas Avenue and 18th Avenue stops. In addition, Kensington served by the B16, B35, B67, B68, B8, and B103 local buses, as well as the BM1, BM2, BM3, and BM4 express busses to Manhattan.