“Sesame Street” is now a real intersection in New York City.
On May 1, NYC named the intersection of West 63rd St and Broadway “Sesame Street” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s show.
“There is also something beautiful for us watching when they were young to see our own city, even our own neighborhood portrayed in ‘Sesame Street,” Mayor Bill de Blasio stated. “And you cannot take the New York City out of ‘Sesame Street’ can you?”
Big Bird and friends joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at the unveiling.
“Fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people lives, better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves,” the mayor stated on Twitter. “Now everyone can visit Sesame Street in New York City. @SesameStreet brings joy and respect to this city and beyond. We’re so grateful that they call York City home.”
The show has been headquartered between West 63rd and West 64th since 1969. It’s currently filmed at Kaufman Studios in Astoria, Queens. “Sesame Street” is also now a real stop on the GPS navigation app Waze.