A happy-go-lucky man singing on the streets of Times Square infuriated two brothers — one of whom slashed him across the face, police sources said Monday.
Doctors needed 50 stitches to close the 5-inch-long gash on the right side of the 25-year-old victim’s face. The suspect is still being sought.
The victim, a restaurant manager from Harlem, and his roommate got off the subway at W. 40th St. and Seventh Ave. about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday.
They were singing loudly as they walked up Seventh Ave. to meet some friends, sources said.
“Why don’t you keep it down?” a bald man told them at 41st and Seventh, at which point the victim smiled, laughed and kept walking with his roommate. But then, just up the block, another man came up to them.
“Why’d you disrespect my brother?” he asked of the victim, before grabbing his forehead from behind and slashing his face.
The victim, reached at his home Monday, told a Daily News reporter he was not interested in talking about what happened.