By Michael V. Cusenza
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and City Councilwoman Lynn Schulman (D-Forest Hills) announced on Tuesday that they visited the Great Wall Chinese restaurant in Forest Hills where Zhiwen Yan worked.
Yan, 45, was the food delivery worker who was shot and killed a week-and-a-half ago while making a delivery on his scooter in the vicinity of 108th Street and 67th Drive.
Meng and Shulman took part in a meeting they facilitated with the restaurant’s owner and the commanding officer of 112th Precinct to discuss safety concerns, and ways to improve security. The two lawmakers also visited other nearby business owners on Queens Boulevard to talk about how they can better protect themselves and their employees.
In addition, Meng and Schulman met at the site with the detectives investigating the case.
“Zhiwen Yan was well known and beloved by many in the community, and our hearts continue to ache for his family,” Meng and Schulman said. “This was such a horrible and senseless tragedy, and we are confident that the person responsible will be apprehended and brought to justice. We thank the 112th Precinct for continuing its investigation into this terrible crime, and for addressing safety in the area with local businesses. We remain committed to helping Zhiwen’s loved ones in any way we can.”
Meng is currently working to help secure a visa for the mother of Yan’s wife so that she can travel to New York from China to attend the funeral, which has been scheduled for May 24.
Photo Courtesy of Rep. Meng
Meng and Schulman talk with the owner of the Great Wall Chinese restaurant in Forest Hills.