‘Sesame Street’ Comes To Life In New York City

Mayor de Blasio Sesame Street
Photo credit Paige Polk/Mayoral Photography Office
By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — If you’ve always wondered “how to get to Sesame Street,” then look no further.

On the 50th anniversary of the show’s premiere, New York City unveiled a new name for the intersection of 63rd Street and West Broadway: Sesame Street.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the rest of the puppet cast to make the big announcement.

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

“Fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people’s lives better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves. It’s absolutely amazing. Sesame Street changed this country,” the mayor said.

“Sesame Street’s” production is based out of 19000 Broadway, between West 63rd and West 64th Streets.

63rd Street and Broadway in New York City is officially renamed Sesame Street! #ThisIsMyStreet pic.twitter.com/NigDmMAEEc

— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) May 1, 2019

"From the very beginning, New York City has been our home where the characters live," said Jeff Dunn, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop.

The intersection was also named "Sesame Street" for the show's 40th anniversary, but the name change will be permanent this time.