In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, the New York City Council has named a street after the popular children’s program. The road between West 63rd Street and Broadway now officially bears the name Sesame Street, as the program is called in the United States.

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and city councilor Helen Rosenthal today unveiled the new street sign. Also ‘Pino’ (in the Dutch version he is blue, in the American edition he is yellow and is called ‘Big Bird’), ‘Elmo’, ‘Cookie Monster’ and other figures from Sesame Street were present at the ceremony. 

On Sesame Street you will also find the Sesame Workshop, the head office of the producer of the famous children’s program. Afterwards the Sunny Days, a famous song in the American version, sang. In 2009, a street name in New York was named after the program for its 40th birthday, but that was only temporary.