Writing in “Treasuring Urban Oases” in The New York Times last December, Michael Kimmelman praised those often accidental spaces that encourage people to claim and activate their own little piece of the urban realm. Re-reading it yesterday, I was reminded of this couple we encountered outside of the walls of La Recoleta Cemetery when we visited Buenos Aires a month earlier. With a boom box for an accompanist, and passers-by for their audience, their performance of the tango transformed this little square of sidewalk into a theater of memories

Writing in “Treasuring Urban Oases” in The New York Times last December, Michael Kimmelman praised those often accidental spaces that encourage people to claim and activate their own little piece of the urban realm. Re-reading it yesterday, I was reminded of this couple we encountered outside of the walls of La Recoleta Cemetery when we visited Buenos Aires a month earlier. With a boom box for an accompanist, and passers-by for their audience, their performance of the tango transformed this little square of sidewalk into a theater of memories