Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer has teamed up with Willets Point business owners to lobby the City Council. The Daily News reports that Ferrer is, “calling on the city to halt public review of its proposal until a developer is hired and city officials address key issues, such as the potential use of eminent domain and provisions for affordable housing.”

This week in environmental justice: the National Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit on behalf of ten Hunt’s Point residents, which claims that the odors from two sewage treatment plants in the area are making them sick.

At a public meeting on July 15, the Landmarks Commission will discuss whether to calendar the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District. Check out Atlantic Yards Report’s post from last year about the relationship of this district to the Atlantic Yards project.

City Planning has introduced yet another downzoning in Queens (with upzoning along the avenues). This time it’s 220 blocks of Laurelton, part of Queens CB 13. The public hearing will take place July 23.