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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)
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 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:59, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Named after the man or the village
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)
- The History section seems totally bogus. On the net this is the info on Cortelyou   George B. CortelyouGeo8rge (talk) 20:10, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Blog with some info from the '60s
Some interesting info, I vaguely remember some of the referencesGeo8rge (talk) 20:36, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
originally settled by dutch?
how exactly was it originally settled by dutch if the native americans were there before them. not very accurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:59, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
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 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:51, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Kensington Stables not in Kensington
The opening para says the northern border of Kensington is Caton ave. The stables are north of Caton Ave.