Bangladeshi community grows in Kensington

There is an increasing number of Bangladeshi residents calling Kensington home.



Community organizer Mamnun Haq calls it the largest Bangladeshi neighborhood in the city.



"I would say like over 25,000 people living in Kensington are from Bangladesh," he says.





Many in the tight-knit community are the first or second generation to settle down in the United States.



"You started to have a place where other Bangladeshis could come and feel at home, feel welcome and I think that was so great about the Kensington community - that everyone that came here felt welcome," says resident Russel Hasnat.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."