Sesame Street Is Officially a Real Place—Here's How to Get There
After 50 years on the air, Sesame Street finally has a location in the real world—and the theme song's question, "can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?," now has an answer. As CNN reports, the fictional home of Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster has an official address at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway in New York City.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the street sign in the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday, May 1, a date he declared "Sesame Street Day." Sesame Street started its television run in 1969, and the show has been headquartered New York City for its entire history. The new street sign is just steps away from Sesame Workshop, the non-profit that produces the program.
"Fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people's lives better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves," de Blasio said at the ceremony. Many of the show's Muppet cast members—including Grover, Elmo, and the Count—were also present for the event.
The New York City landmark is just one way the influential children's program is being celebrated for its 50th anniversary this year. Last month, Sesame Street launched a special PSA addressing cell phone addiction, and later this year, Sesame Street characters will get their own stamps from USPS.