Where Exactly is Chicago's New Street, 'Oprah Winfrey Way?'
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If you've ever walked down some Chicago streets and looked up to find yourself at the intersection of "Hugh Hefner Way" and "King Sargon Drive," you'll know about the Second City's obsession with commemorative street names. Over 1,000 brown street signs are scattered throughout the city, oftentimes placed directly above the official green signs that give the streets the names you see printed on maps. Nonetheless, the honorary street names can be a big deal for celebrities and yesterday, Oprah Winfrey finally got hers.
So where exactly is "Oprah Winfrey Way?" It's not a big streetin fact, it's only the one block of North Carpenter Street in front of Harpo Productions on the near west side. We're pretty sure the city gave Hef a larger chunk of pavement than that.
In any case, the street sign just gives another prop for tourists to pose against in photos. With audiences still arriving to the studios through Oprah's finale show on May 25, we can expect "Oprah Winfrey Way" to pop up all over Flickr.
[Photos: Chicago Tribune]