NYC Renames 63rd and Broadway ‘Sesame Street’ to Honor the Show’s 50th Anniversary


It was all the way back in 1969 that what has become a staple of American television made its debutSesame Street premiered 50 years ago and to honor the show’s 50th anniversary, New York City permanently renamed the intersection of 63rd and Broadway as “Sesame Street”.

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, the City of New York named 63rd Street and Broadway “Sesame Street” while surrounded by everyone’s favorite furry friends and the cast of Sesame Street! Thank you to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the residents of 63rd Street, and everyone else who helped with this incredible honor. #ThisIsMyStreet

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The celebration took place on May 1, 2019, and the attendees included NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and, of course, Big Bird, Ernie, and the gang.

Sesame Workshop, which produces the long-running show, is located nearby at Lincoln Center between 63rd and 64th Streets. To honor Sesame Street‘s 40th anniversary in 2009, the intersection was temporarily renamed, but this time the name change is permanent.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio said the iconic show “made a choice long before most of the media had done it to show all of us, to represent all the people that make up our society, to show black and brown faces, young and old, male and female, and everyone on an equal footing.”

Bravo! Here’s to another 50 years!