Berenice Alice Abbott (July 17, 1898-December 9, 1991) was an American photographer best known for her photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, especially of NYC.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenice_Abbott
New York City at Night by Berenice Abbott
1932 / Gelatin silver print / 13-1/2″x10 1/2″ / Various collections
Berenice Abbott on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/berenice-abbott/