Thursday News Links

Calls for more transparency, as New York begins to distribute $24 billion in federal stimulus money (NY Post)

Beyond doomsday: MTA official says curtailing nighttime service couldn't be ruled out if Albany fails to come to its rescue (NYT)

A few more details on the facelift coming to the Hotel on Rivington's restaurant (Eater)

Tonight at the Tenement Museum, "Give Us Bread," a short play about the food riots of 1917, in which Lower East Side women made their stand against rising food prices (Tenement Museum).