New York City is a place of many stories, and the Bronx is no exception. From the iconic Lou Carnesecca to the tragic story of Lillo Brancato Jr., documentaries about sports and athletes have portrayed the borough in a variety of ways. In Eliad's film, viewers get a glimpse of the unique characteristics of players from Harlem, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. John's University, which was joined for a few moments by the legendary Lou Carnesecca.
John's, Jackson played for the Knicks, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award while still living in his childhood home in Queens. The Bronx is also linked to a much darker story in the form of Lillo Brancato Jr., who was involved in a fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer. The film is set in what is now the Belmont section of the Bronx, and it romanticizes a bygone era of the district in the 1960s. Along Arthur Avenue, the district's Little Italy, the film is revered by many.
The Showtime Sports documentary “NYC Point Gods” shows off the style and impact of New York City's legendary bases. The often maligned and formerly powerful New York Yankees were on an improbable journey to the postseason. Soccer was also popular in New York during this time, particularly with the Cosmos. NFL movies made by John Facenda made sports documentaries go from being a battlefield to a kind of art.
Alex Gibney's documentary about Chicago Cubs fans shows us one of the ugliest faces of fandom. This cinematographic masterpiece is not only one of the best sports documentaries, but also one of the best documentaries of any kind in recent times. The pandemic has had a major impact on New York City's arts, entertainment and recreation sector. The number of PPP loans approved for arts, entertainment and recreation organizations in New York City represented just under two-thirds of entities in the sector (excluding independent contractors, sole proprietors, and self-employed individuals).
Taxable sales reported by vendors to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance give some indication of revenue trends, although many components of the sector are not taxable. Efforts to safely hold events such as the New York Arts Revival should help not only to revive the performing arts sector but also to provide lessons for sports with spectators and other venues. Many establishments in this sector were included as part of New York State's gradual reopening plan or were not included at all.