Tir Na Nog, a sports bar located a block away from MSG, was bustling with business when the Knicks consistently made the playoffs in the late 1990â€™s and early 2000â€™s. By 2008, when the team failed to reach the postseason, the bar saw a 60-percent decline in clientele during a five-year stretch. Now, with the home team back in the spotlight, Tir Na Nog is experiencing a slight rise in business for the first two Knicks playoff games. â€œSales for food and drinks went up about eight to ten percent,â€ says Helen Woods, a manager at Tir Na Nog. â€œWeâ€™re still nowhere near the numbers we had 10-12 years ago. Back then the bar was always packed with people watching games. Business was double what it is now.â€ Uptown also had a spike in sales. Revenue at Harlem Lanes, a Black-owned bowling alley where customers can watch sporting events on 24 flat screen televisions throughout the two-floor facility, jumped 13 percent during the Knicksâ€™ April 17th game.