Apartment House Addition Revealed in Kensington


Part of the scaffolding has come down at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Ditmas Avenue, revealing the side of this now very large building. The first four floors of 490 Ocean Parkway date from 1931 and have pretty arched windows on the first floor (not visible behind the scaffolding); the top three floors are brand new. How do you like the new addition? Does it fit into the neighborhood, or is it too big? GMAP

2 Comment

  • Given that there is a 17 story building across the street, and that practically every building lining Ocean Parkway for multiple blocks in either direction is at least 6-7 stories tall, my vote goes into the “fits into the neighborhood” column.

  • Given that there is a 17 story building across the street, and that practically every building lining Ocean Parkway for multiple blocks in either direction is at least 6-7 stories tall, my vote goes into the “fits into the neighborhood” column.