Kensington is located centrally in Brooklyn. This neighborhood highly walkable and on foot travel is a primary method of transportation to access services or public transportation or to enjoy a stroll. There are lots of trendy new restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs in the area as well as convenience stores, grocers and retail shops. Many shops are concentrated along Church Avenue although businesses are well distributed in the region. Community centers, schools, and libraries are also located throughout the neighborhood and area residents do not have any trouble accessing services.
The weather for pedestrian travel in New York can be variable with wet weather, rain, sleet, or snow, depending on the season. Having waterproof jackets and footwear of various weights will keep you dry while walking in the Kensington. Summers are hot and humid while winters are cool and damp, so appropriate outerwear to stay cool or keep warm is required at different times of the year.
Most of the community is residential with pre-war brick apartment buildings, five to six stories in height, brick and brownstone townhouses, and some single-family homes with yards. The subway services the neighborhood and has underground stops, however, it does run above ground and along an elevated section along McDonald Avenue. Elevated and underground sections do not impede pedestrians.
There is a lot of traffic in Kensington as this is a busy urban area, so be sure to keep your dog securely leashed and watch for vehicles when crossing streets, laneways, or parking lot entrances.
Some more prominent trails include Lullwater at 1 mile in length and the Midwood trail which is ¾th of a mile in length. The Peninsula Trail is an easy half-mile in length and the Waterfall Trail, approximately half a mile long, features easy terrain and takes you past six waterfalls. This park is a popular place for Kensington pups to enjoy some great hiking or off-leash play!