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Sesame Street in Lincoln Square

May 15, 2019
The Sesame Street sign at 63rd Street and Broadway
The theme song of "Sesame Street" asks: "Can you tell me how to get (how to get) to Sesame Street?" Well, 50 years later, there is finally an answer - go to Lincoln Square!
Since 1969, Sesame Workshop (1900 Broadway between W. 63rd & W. 64th Streets), the non-profit that produces the show, has called Lincoln Square its home. In honor of the beloved children's program's 50th anniversary, on May 1, 2019, the City of New York renamed the intersection of 63rd Street and Broadway as Sesame Street. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal were joined by Neil Shapiro, WNET, and many memorable friends of the cast, such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, at the morning ceremony. In addition to renaming the street, Mayor de Blasio declared May 1 as "Sesame Street Day."
Congrats to Sesame Workshop for their successful achievements. Lincoln Square is lucky to have you as a neighbor!