The attack was initially thought to have occurred near Sutra Lounge, whose management released a statement to BoweryBoogie. They note that surveillance video showed that the attack started on East First Street and traveled to First Avenue. "Sutra is working closely with the victim’s girlfriend to provide surveillance as well as any other help they need to help catch the criminals who brutally beat her boyfriend and will continue to help in any way that is necessary to get justice for them," per the statement.
Now Fox 5 has obtained surveillance video that shows the attack.
The NYPD said the case is definitely not closed. Police officials told me that a very active investigation is going on and that detectives hope to meet with the victim Friday to get information that can lead to arrests.