Remember those golden days, you sat and watched Sesame Street. Some of you might still be watching it with your children or grandchildren. Sesame Street has finally become a real street that you can visit.
How exciting is it when something you have watched over and over again on television as little kids become part of our reality. Now you may be thinking which superhero became real? It's not a superhero but its the all-time classic children's show Sesame Street. According to CNN, Sesame Street is not just the name of a children's programme but an intersection in New York City have been named the same.
To honor the show on its 50th anniversary, New York City has permanently named the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway as Sesame Street. The ceremony that took place on May 1 was joined by Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie and all the others that we were familiar with as kids.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sesame Street finally has a physical address in New York.— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 2, 2019
63rd Street and Broadway in Manhattan will now bear @sesamestreet's name #ThisIsMyStreet pic.twitter.com/hsaSHsqB5A
Sesame Street that first aired in 1969 is an American children's series that is both educational and fun. The series, a combination of comedy sketches, animation, puppetry, and live action was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The popular show was considered to be the first children's programme to use educational goals and a curriculum to shape its content.
Over the years, the popularity of the show has increased making it one of the highest rated children's television show in the United States. Till 2018, the programme has won 189 Emmy Awards and 11 Grammy Awards, more than any other children's show. It was also found that about 86 million Americans have watched the show as kids.
Mayor Bill de Blasio who also dubbed May 1st as "Sesame Street Day" inaugurated the function that changed the name of the Manhattan intersection forever. The show that was headquartered in New York since 1969 was based between West 63rd and West 64th Streets. Though the interaction was temporarily renamed 1-0 years ago, the new change is permanent. De Blasio who spoke at the event thanked the programme for amusing, educating and inspiring kids for the last 50 years.
"Fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people's lives better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves," he said at the inaugural ceremony, reported CNN. He also added how exciting it was to see New York and its neighborhoods portrayed in the programme for years. "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 New York City out of Sesame Street, can you?" said de Blasio.
Now that we have a street after our favorite childhood memory, don't forget to walk down Sesame Street if you are in New York.