Urban development has had a tremendous impact on the Bronx, New York, and this has been explored in a number of documentaries. One of the most renowned is Style Wars, which delves into the subculture of graffiti artists and break dancers in New York City. The film showcases their activities and aspirations, as well as the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Another documentary that has investigated this topic is CARTEL LAND, which looks at how vigilantes confront Mexican drug cartels.
This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Film and won three Primetime Emmy Awards. The documentary Studying the Highway also raises questions about the great impact that urban development has had on the social and economic problems of the Bronx to this day.