After 50 Years Of Nourishing Our Minds, Sesame Street Is Officially A Place You Can Visit In New York City
Anyone who knows one of the most well known lines of the beloved theme song for “Sesame Street” (Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?) will be pumped about this new news.
In honor of the show’s 50th anniversary, the city given Sesame Street an official home. You can get there by stopping at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway.
NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio, changed the name of the intersection in Manhattan at a ceremony on Wednesday.
Sesame icons Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie and all the others made an appearance at the ceremony where May 1st was also titled “Sesame Street Day.”
In a speech celebrating the event, de Blasio thanks the show for providing “fifty years of extraordinary programming, 50 years of making people’s lives better, 50 years of helping children believe in themselves.”
The PBS children’s TV show’s headquarters has been based out of New York City since 1969. It has also been between West 63rd and West 64th Streets. This time, on a “sunny day” you can take a visit and see the place that has helped nourish and captivate the minds of children for so many years.
As so many Latinos might remember, Sonia Manzano’s Maria played a massive part in make the show a staple for kids of colors. Sesame Street taught us about healthy eating, coping with loss and most importantly how to be a great friend. We wish you only sunny days in your retirement, friend. Thank you for the life lessons.
Maria taught us girls are badass.
It’s never too late. Maria’s ultimate dream was to go back to school and become an astronaut.
And that motherhood is not shameful.
Call her the #FreeTheNipple pioneer. After marrying Luis, Maria embraced motherhood and made it socially acceptable to talk about breastfeeding.
Though they’re addictive, we need to chill on eating cookies.
Ya, we all love ’em, but Maria helped us, and Cookie Monster, realize sometimes we can skip a cookie or five.
Maria was real, even if it was tough.
When Mr. Hooper passed away in 1983, Maria was bravely honest with Big Bird and all of us.
She taught us how to be the best BFF ever.
Whether it was fixing someone’s toaster or door knob or kissing a booboo better, Maria was someone people could always count.
And that speaking Spanish was cool.
Gracias por todas enseñanzas, Maria and “Sesame Street”!