Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #5

Sesame Street (1969 – Present)

11-29 Sesame Street

Arguably the most famous children’s program ever televised, this pioneer of educational media has been teaching kids to count and spell for over 45 years. Filmed in Queens at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, the show’s multi-ethnic and multi-species cast of humans and puppets share their lessons and adventures in some of the most classic New York street settings; the brownstone stoop, the corner store, the tar rooftop. Though the metropolitan setting was designed to be relatable to inner-city kids, Sesame Street transcends its gritty environment, enlightening generations of future adults regardless of how rural or urban their upbringing may be.


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