Will Sesame Street soon be getting a real life street? Well, the studio that houses it may be—Kaufman Astoria Studios wants to turn a city block into an outdoor movie set, and this week Queens Community Board 1 approved their proposal, reports the Daily News. Their plans would de-map 36th Street, from 34th Avenue to 35th Avenue, and lease the space from the city.
Some locals are dead set against the plan however, and plan to fight it, saying it would increase traffic congestion. An outdoor set would also mean more jobs, and increased business for local merchants. The next stop is the Queens Borough President, Helen Marshall's office, followed by the City Planning Commission and the City Council. If the studios win, they'll have the block through 2049, but an the proposal—if passed—isn't expected to be finalized until the end of next year.