The Constant (Beer) Gardener

With the weather here in NYC showing spring-like tendencies after a winter that was the polar (sorry) opposite of last year’s, it is time to talk beer gardens. Chris at Brew York New York takes our online local media to task for their broad–possibly misinformed, probably click-baiting–definition of a beer garden.

Since I’ve only lived here for a bit over a year, I’m still inclined to think this isn’t a problem unique to New York City. Is this overarching definition a symptom of any city which could be termed a concrete jungle? Or is it playing to perceptions instead of reality? Just a cheap way to get article views? Something else completely?