New Yorkers are now facing the reality that it could be several days before electric power is restored in Lower Manhattan. In our neighborhood, with its heavy concentration of seniors, there’s growing concern this afternoon about getting help to elderly residents coping with this week’s ordeal. At 80 Rutgers Street, a building with a lot of older tenants, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council is putting out a call for help. There are at least 50 people in the buildings, located on the East River, who are in need of food, water and emergency phone service to call loved ones. Two Bridges has been in contact with local elected officials to request Red Cross and/or FEMA assistance in the area. If you’re able to help, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass your information along.