New York City Renames 63rd Street and Broadway to 'Sesame Street'

Celebrating 50 glorious years of educating and entertaining children (perhaps even parents), Sesame Street officially receives its own designated street in the heart of New York City.

Taking place earlier this week, 63rd Street and Broadway was officially renamed to “Sesame Street” by New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, and the shows’ mainstay characters Big Bird, Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Telly, to name a few. Airing on PBS in 1969, Sesame Street has now become one of the most recognizable showsin the world, and its theme song has also contributed to the shows’ success and prominence. Mayor Bill DeBlasio put it best when unveiling the new street sign, “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.”