The Day | Cro-Mags Caper a Setup?

IMG_1134Stephen Rex Brown

After interviewing embattled ex-Cro-Mag Harley Flanagan, Steven Blush, author of “American Hardcore: A Tribal History,” believes that the man accused of stabbing two current band members was set up. “To accept Harley’s ‘beatdown’ scenario is to accede to a not-totally-unlikely conspiracy involving his long-standing beefs with the intimidating DMS street gang (mostly over who did what to whom back in the day) as well as other NYHC elements. Anyone who knows the tough new punk subculture around DMS realizes nothing is beyond the pale,” Mr. Blush writes for Papermag.

EV Grieve notes that construction has commenced at the Mystery Lot on East 13th Street, and neighbors are already using words like “nightmarish” to describe it.

ArtsBeat has first word on PS 122’s upcoming fall season, which will be a collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Française and the Chocolate Factory in Long Island City. The renovation of its headquarters on First Avenue will soon be underway. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal attends “Uncle Vanya” in the Lincoln Center Festival with PS 122’s artistic director, Vallejo Gantner.

Dr. Brendan, the computer repair mainstay on St. Marks Place, is taking the competition head-on on West 23rd Street. Racked notes that the business has opened a new location literally two doors away from Tekserve.

And a friendly reminder: at 6:30 p.m. Community Board 3 will hold its full board meeting at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. Here’s what is on the agenda.