The question posed in the theme song "Sunny Days" in each episode -- "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?" -- now has an answer.
The city renamed the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway Avenue Wednesday for "Sesame Street" in honor of the long-running children's television show's 50th anniversary. The intersection is near the show's offices.
63rd Street and Broadway in New York City is officially renamed Sesame Street! #ThisIsMyStreet pic.twitter.com/NigDmMAEEc— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) May 1, 2019
"Fifty years of making people's lives better," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the unveiling, WNBC reported. "Fifty years of having people believe in themselves."
Join us at the NEW Sesame Street — "A place where people, birds, monsters all live in perfect harmony.” https://t.co/C4a9BxvDZy— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) May 1, 2019
“Sesame Street” characters including Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo joined De Blasio and City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal at the renaming ceremony.
Yesterday, New Yorkers got to meet with @SesameStreet's cast that the unveiling of the newly named "Sesame Street" on 63rd and Broadway in Manhattan! pic.twitter.com/h6bWUY8dAP— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) May 2, 2019
Can officially confirm: he's taller!— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 1, 2019
It may be slightly cloudy in New York City today, but it was sunny over on Sesame Street as we joined Big Bird and the whole crew to officially co-name West 63rd Street and Broadway. pic.twitter.com/Fm0etuviLu
This is the second time the city renamed a street to honor the show. In 2009, leaders temporarily changed the name of a street in honor of the show's 40th anniversary, WNBC reported.
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