Conti Bakery Receives Award From State Senator Rivera

Conti’s Bakery located at 786 Morris Park Avenue a fixture in the Morris Park/Van Nest communities for 98 years received a New York State Empire Award from State Senator Gustavo Rivera. Senator Rivera going around his district to find local businesses that have demonstrated exemplary service to their communities in his district. 

 Conti Bakery was opened by Augustino Conti in 1921 as the American dream of an Italian immigrant whose knowledge of cookies, pastries, and cakes with a love of baking. After a death in the family the bakery was sold in 2003 to Mr. Safet Paljevic who loved coming to Conti’s Bakery for some espresso and great tasting pastries, He was joined in the business by sister Jenada Paljevic, and later employee Christina Di Russo in running the day to day operations of the bakery.

Senator Rivera with his back to the delicious cake display while talking to owners Safet and Jenada Paljevic and Christina Di Russo about Conti’s Bakery.
Senator Rivera presents the NYS Empire Award to the three owners of Conti’s Bakery.

 Senator Rivera in his visit to Conti’s enjoyed a cup of espresso and a delicious canola. He also spoke with all three partners about legislation he plans to introduce Senate Bill S5982 which would guarantee leases for commercial tenants in New York City.

Senator Rivera enjoys a great cup of espresso as he discusses his proposed bill on guaranteed rent leases for commercial tenants.
A group photo with the three owners of Conti’s Bakery, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, his Communications Director Rachel Ferrari, and Camelia Tepelus the Executive Director of the Morris Park Business Improvement District. Yes that is a delicious Conit’s famous canola that Senator Rivera is now enjoying.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email