As a kid, I used to ask my mom how to get to Sesame Street every time the show's theme song played with its iconic "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" line. Now, parents can give their kids a definitive answer to that question, as Sesame Street is a very real street in New York City in honor of the show's 50th anniversary — and yes, it's permanent!
In celebration of the new "Sesame Street Day" on May 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Ernie, and the rest of the crew took to the corner of Broadway and 63rd St., dubbing the intersection Sesame Street, green sign and all.
"Fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people's lives better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves," Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday. "There is also something beautiful for us watching when they were young to see our own city, even our own neighborhood portrayed in Sesame Street. And you cannot take the New York City out of Sesame Street, can you?"
No you most definitely cannot! See some of the photos from the sweet day ahead (and pick up some 2019 Sesame Street stamps the next time you're out!).