This evening City Councilman Alan Gerson and the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors are holding a "Stakeholders' Meeting" to discuss proposed zoning changes to the East side of the Bowery. The west side of the block was included in the recent rezoning of the Lower East Side, but not the east side. The plan devised by the Bowery Alliance would restrict the height of buildings to 8 stories and protect certain buildings that are historically significant. The gathering will bring together residents, business owners, developers and community groups to talk about the proposal, in advance of an upcoming meeting of the Department of City Planning. The meeting will be held at 6:15 at P.S. 131, 100 Hester Street (Forsythe).