FWIW, this is from the article:
“Hatem Farsakh, 24, is charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder. Police also arrested Sherif Rizk, 22, also of Brooklyn, in connection with the case.”
I haven’t been to the city in years, but blacks were only allowed there as individuals to sell drugs (to the NYU students); they didn’t have the right to assemble in that part of the city.
The last names indicate they may well be Asians; no shortage of them there.