The age old question of how to get to Sesame Street has finally been answered.
Long believed by many to be in Queens where the show is filmed at Kaufman Studios, or other boroughs in the city that bare a striking resemblance to the onscreen neighbourhood, the real location was yesterday revealed to be in central Manhattan, just opposite the Sesame Workshop offices.
On Wednesday 1 May, New York officials officially named the corner of 63rd Street and Broadway Sesame Street, part of the brand’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and other cast members past and present at the naming ceremony, where one of the city’s famous green street signs was unveiled to permanently mark the spot.
Sesame Street is one of more than 1,500 honourary street names across the city’s five boroughs.