Brutal Orchard Street Beating Began as a Fight Inside Pianos Nightclub
In another sign that Pianos is not the music hub it once was, the club has now been implicated in that brutal beating around the corner on Orchard Street last week.
The 24-year-old victim, William Franco, knew his attackers from an altercation at the Ludlow Street venue. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside the premises early Friday morning, police said. He was then booted from the bar, and waited for the suspects to exit.
The fisticuffs continued outside, at which point the suspects chased Franco down Orchard Street and pummeled him on the sidewalk outside the Van der Plas Gallery. Surveillance video caught that gruesome scene.
Franco did not sustain any permanent injuries in the attack, but has been uncooperative with authorities, according to DNAinfo. No arrests have been made, as of today.
Hell Square is truly living up to its name these days. Lots of bar-fueled violence.