Here's what unfolded via the Post:
The 24-year-old victim was being chased north on Orchard Street by two men who caught up to him between Stanton and Rivington just before 3 a.m. Friday, according to police.
His attackers repeatedly punched and kicked the man before escaping in a black car, cops said.
And from the Daily News:
The brutal beatdown happened so fast that security guards at nearby bars weren't able to break it up in time, said a man who witnessed the aftermath.
"Nobody could help this person. It was over that quickly," said Chad David, 51.
The video shows several people walking by the attack.
Per CBS 2:
The witness and others screamed at the assailants when the violence began.
“And they wouldn’t stop — just going on and on and on, like, and that’s when I was yelling: ‘Stop! Stop! He’s down! Just leave it! Go!’” the witness said.
No one dared to intervene physically.
PIX 11 says the victim is in serious condition.
Media accounts do not provide descriptions of the suspects. Police say they do not know what motivated the attack.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.
CBS 2 spoke with the victim's mother...
Held to the ground and beaten, surveillance video outside 156 Orchard St. shows the 24-year-old victim, William Franco, trying to cover his head while two men kick, stomp, and punch him into the pavement.
His mother lives about a block away from where the attack happened. CBS2’s Jessica Borg spoke exclusively with her Saturday, getting her reaction to the beating.
“Like any mom would be — worried, that’s it,” she said.
Police sources tell CBS2 Franco and the two men had gotten into an altercation at a nearby bar right before that attack. The police sources say Franco claims he never met the attackers before Friday morning.
“He probably don’t know them,” his mother said.
DNAinfo reports that the fight started at Pianos. The victim had reportedly been asked to leave the bar.
The spat started inside the bar and music venue at 158 Ludlow St., where the 24-year-old victim and his attackers got into a fight early Friday morning and the victim was booted from the bar, police said.
The victim then waited outside the bar for the suspects to exit, at which point the brawl started up again, the NYPD said.