I would up traversing it from Mc Donald Avenue east to Kings Highway.Foster Avenue continues northeast into Canarsie, but that stretch (much of which is rather boring) will have to wait for further adventures.Weirdly, Avenue D was permitted to keep its name east of Flatbush Avenue, slotting in between the former Avenue C, Clarendon Road, and the old Avenue E, Foster Avenue; Dorchester Road is found only west of Flatbush Avenue.Early in the 20th Century, Avenue E was renamed for the road that continued its path west of Flatbush Avenue, Foster Avenue.I have neither the equipment or inclination to carefully set up each shot with umbrellas or other light-baffling stuff, so I just lighten them up in Photoshop a smidge.
East Flatbush is a convenient name for a rather wide region carved out of the former Towns of Flatbush and Flatlands, found roughly between Flatbush Avenue and Ralph Avenues and from Foster south to the diagonal Flatlands Avenue, whence it becomes the neighborhood of Flatlands, named for the former town.
As you can see the Lott family still owned quite a bit of territory in what was still mostly pastures and estates.
These peaked and porched buildings on Foster and East 25th Street mark the couthern edge of Vanderveer Park, one of a number of enclaves, now most forgotten, such as Vanderveer Park, Manhattan Terrace, Matthews Park, Slocum Park and Yale Park.
The origin of the Foster name is something of a mystery.
In , Benardo and Weiss aver that it was named for an 18th Century settler, James Foster, but I have found nothing else about him on the World Wide Web.