Recently, Legislator David Tubiolo (Mount Vernon & Yonkers) hosted his first ‘Coffee, Cocktails & Conversation’ at Maggie Spillane’s in the neighborhood of Fleetwood in the City of Mount Vernon.

The event attracted roughly a dozen people from the Fleetwood neighborhood, in which Legislator Tubiolo discussed current events in the county, plans of the future and helped residents with constituent issues.

“Fleetwood is the beating heart of Mount Vernon, the community, heritage, history and culture is unique and must be promoted. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to host our first ‘Coffee, Cocktails & Conversation’ than in Fleetwood. I plan on hosting future endeavors for Fleetwood in different aspects of life such as, athletics, business, constituent services and senior events,” said Legislator Tubiolo.

Fleetwood is a unique blend of city and suburbia, home to commuters to Manhattan, families, retirees, millennials, empty-nesters, newlyweds and singles. All type of housing is offered from co-ops, condo’s, rentals, multi-family to single-family houses. Gramatan Avenue and its side streets have dozens of businesses from boutiques to mom-and-pop stores to chains.

Fleetwood hosts several known institutions, St. Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church, Montfort Academy, Fleetwood Synagogue, Pennington Elementary School, Fleetwood Train Station (less than 30 minute commute to Grand Central Terminal).

Before 1850, the neighborhood of Fleetwood was the name of a farm owned by Jonas Farrington. In the early 1850s he sold 94 acres to John Stevens, and then purchased four other farms. He divided the land into 50-by-100-foot plots and built homes, developing one of the first planned sub-divisions in the country. There were roughly 1,000 lots and was incorporated as the Village of Mount Vernon, decades later.