Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the beloved children’s TV series Sesame Street and I have one more bit of anniversary fun to share with all y’all … residents of Sesame Street (and the humans who provide their voices) were on hand at a special street renaming ceremony in Dante Park in NYC, NY this week to honor the beloved series. 123 Sesame Street will temporarily be a real live street in New York City:
Now when someone asks you, Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? you can tell them to head down to Dante Park. It’s funny, when I was a kid I never really thought of Sesame Street being in NYC, I figured it was a place in my hometown. It never occurred to me to go find it in person, I just knew it was “there” and I could see what was going on thru my TV set. While I think it’s a great honor to have a real street renamed for Sesame Street (even if only temporarily), I don’t know that it really matters to kids if the street really exists or not. It’s a neat idea for adults, tho. I hope the real life Sesame Street sign is still there the next time I visit NYC … I think that is something I’d like to see in person now that I’m all grown up.