TODAY | November 01, 2012
>>> well, tonight's "rock center with brian williams " has natalie showing us what other new yorkers are doing to help residents weather the storm .
>> reporter: after sandy struck much of the lower part of manhattan was plunged into darkness . alex baldwin and his wife moved to a hotel to weather the storm . but soon returned to their apartment to help their neighbors.
>> in the building we live in, which is a 12-story building with a penthouse in the village, they have a lot of elderly people . there's a real community of them with no elevator service. as you can see there's no power here in the east village anywhere. so in our building, you can assume that people who are elderly can't go up and down the stairs to go get meals or water any prescriptions or even if they can get to them, walk their dogs. so we've volunteered today to standby for a couple of hours to see if we can be of any help to them. we left to go to a hotel because we can't take our dogs up -- we don't want to take them up and down the stairs 12 flights.
>> i think new yorkers really do love each other. the moment something goes wrong, we fight for each other fiercely.
>> you can see more on "rock center" which will devote the whole hour to the aftermath of sandy tonight 10:00 /9:00 central time .
>> first, we'll get an important check of your local weather, news, and see you in a couple of minutes.