Talk:Kensington, Brooklyn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject New York City (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject New York City, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of New York City-related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 


CIA?[edit]

I think many people in the area, and also on a forum like Craigslist, consider Kensington to strech beyond C.I. Ave. Natives to this part of Brooklyn sometimes use "Kensington" all the way to Ocean Ave.--Sparviere 16:05, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


Diversity There are also a lot of Italian families in the Neighborhood.

I changed the western boundary from McD Ave to Dahill Road, also including the triangle between Dahill Rd and 36th St, which is CLEARLY a part of Kensington (I live there myself)

    • Updated**

According to NYC.GOV's [site] Just southwest of beautiful Prospect Park, middle-class Kensington-with its variety of affordable homeownership options-is home to immigrants from all over the world.

Neighborhood boundaries are Green-Wood cemetery and Caton Avenue to the north; Prospect Park, the Parade grounds and Kensington stables to the northeast; Coney Island Avenue to the east; Foster Avenue and 47th Street to the south; and Dahill Road and 36th Street to the west. Kensington is part of Brooklyn Community District 12. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.139.26.116 (talk) 19:59, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Named after the man or the village[edit]

There is a contradiction here. Was the Neighborhood named after Edgar, Duke of Kensington, or after the out of London village, Kensington, now a well-to-do area inside London? All British nobility are titled after the area they came from (Duke of Westminster, Duke of Cambridge etc.) It is more likely that a British nobleman colonized the area in the early 1700s, and then the area received his name. I cannot find out much information regarding this other than at http://www.longislandexchange.com/brooklynqueens/kensington.html which is identical to our article here. Benqish (talk) 10:41, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Blog with some info from the '60s[edit]

Some interesting info, I vaguely remember some of the referencesGeo8rge (talk) 20:36, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


originally settled by dutch?[edit]

how exactly was it originally settled by dutch if the native americans were there before them. not very accurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.105.134.113 (talk) 15:59, 17 August 2008 (UTC)


Public Library[edit]

Regarding the Kensington Public Library: Construction is now in progress on a brand new public library building on 18th Avenue and E. 3rd Street (approx.), a couple of avenues (18th and F) south of the present location. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.190.210.20 (talk) 03:51, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- -- -- 19:51, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Kensington Stables not in Kensington[edit]

The opening para says the northern border of Kensington is Caton ave. The stables are north of Caton Ave.

Are Kensington stables in Kensington, Windsor Terrace, or Park Slope South? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zachbe (talkcontribs) 19:28, 30 August 2011 (UTC)