Perhaps one of the most iconic theme songs on TV asks the old question, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” Now, we finally figured it out!
Yesterday (May 1), New York City officially renamed the intersection of Broadway and W. 63rd Street after the classic children’s program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The intersection was temporarily named in their honor for their 40th anniversary in 2009, but now, it is permanent.
During the ceremony, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the show, modeled after the area between W. 63rd and W. 64th, its props for its 50 years of educating and building confidence in kids. “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,” de Blasio said. “And you cannot take the New York City out of Sesame Street, can you?”
Check out the official ceremony above!