‘Millennials of New York’ is the Instagram Parody We’ve Been Waiting For


A new Instagram account parodying the lives of millennials popped up this week, and it’s really, really funny.

Called “Millennials of New York,” the week-old account takes a satirical jab at the wildly popular “Humans of New York” phenomenon, started by photographer Brandon Stanton.

Written in the same direct, intimate tone as the original account, “Millennials” is dedicated solely to the #struggles faced by Gen-Y city kids—stuff like finding an apartment, turning your pet into a social media sensation, and facing poverty after paying for essentials like Internet, MetroCards, Sunday brunches, margarita machine maintenance, feather headdress-making lessons, Saturday brunches, and licensed SoulCycle bikes.

It’s both scarily accurate and straight up ridiculous, which is exactly why you need to add this to your Instagram feed, stat.

The account started as a lighthearted article for Elite Daily—where founders Connor Toole and Alec MacDonald both work as humor writers—but after the first post, they created a spinoff Facebook page, which now has more than 28,000 followers, and an Instagram account that has 2,465 followers, but we predict it’s about to blow up.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find over at @millennialsofnewyork.


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"It's really not easy balancing your love life, personal life and professional life in this city. When I got too stressed in the past, I'd grab a drink with a friend or go to a park and throw coins at pigeons, but at some point all the regular things stopped working for me. Now the only way I can really relax is by watching TV shows about murder. My friends keep telling me that I should, like, do a pomegranate cleanse when I feel the pressure building, but why would I do that when Law and Order: SVU is always playing on at least one channel? After a long, stressful day, there's nothing I love more than popping open a can of rosé and trying to figure out who bludgeoned a prostitute to death with her own prosthetic leg."

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