There’s a central Brooklyn neighborhood where you can hitch up your horse at an early 1900s barn? Of course, if you’re in Kensington. This neighborhood’s Victorian mansions and quiet side streets evoke a pastoral charm, but its commercial corridors remind you that you’ve made it to the 21st century. Boutiques, bodegas, and the occasional 99-cent store line Kensington’s main avenues. Luckily, its shops (and Manhattan) aren't difficult to access thanks to the F train.See 80 places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Multitude of Cultures Meets in Kensington
In addition to young professionals in their 20s and 30s, there are many families with young children and elderly parents living here...It is such a great little community! Quite an interesting mix of cultures, as Old World meets New. In addition to the afore-mentioned hip restaurants, there is also cuisine from around the world."
Cuisines Representing Many Cultures
You will see a lot of birds, squirrels crossing the road, and nice little house gardens...The area is great if you want to get a sense of how it feels to be a local, it is quite far from the center of Manhattan..."
Visited in 2013
Kensington's Reserved Residential Side
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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.