The city is oppressively grand. Buildings tower over tiny people. Gargoyles poke out from parapets. Austerity and amplitude compete with slivers of sky. Ages of architecture cohabit on lofty and crumbling avenues alike. And so much of it is iconic. Whether you've been mesmerized by the holiday tree at Rockefeller Center, pulled up to Carnegie Hall in a yellow cab, peered through the wrought iron of the gated Gramercy Park... whether your memory of NY is from 1940s movies or Sex and the City, everything seems oddly familiar and still larger than life.