Ever had that childhood dream of going to Sesame Street and meeting Big Bird, Elmo, and the rest of the crew? Back then, our parents would probably tell us Sesame Street isn’t real, much to our disappointment. Today, 50 years since the show started, we finally know how to get to Sesame Street. All you have to do is go to New York City and head down to the intersection of West 63rd and Broadway to visit the real-life Sesame Street.
In order to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary, New York City officials have made ‘Sesame Street’ into a real road. However, this won’t be the first time an intersection has been renamed Sesame Street. A few years back, an intersection was also renamed after the show, but only temporarily. This time it won’t be a temporary rename. Officials say that the intersection in the Manhattan will be permanently called Sesame Street.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, together with Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie and the rest of the Sesame Street crew, officially unveiled the name of the Manhattan intersection at a ceremony last May 1.
Naming an intersection after the show is a fitting tribute as well considering that the show has always been centered in New York City. If you pay attention to the backdrops, it often appears to be in some neighborhood in the city. Furthermore, the Sesame Workshop headquarters is also located in Astoria, Queens.
So on the next sunny day, you now can actually come and play at Sesame Street.