'Millennials of New York' Is the Hilarious Parody You Need to See

Millennials of New York Parodies Humans of New York
Millennials of New York/Elite Daily

08/03/2015 AT 03:55 PM EDT

Followers of Brandon Stanton's popular blog Humans of New York love his daily portraits of vibrant, diverse city dwellers.

Stanton's photos and accompanying captions offer sincere, probing and often inspirational snapshots of the unique struggles and triumphs experienced by New York's 8 million inhabitants. But what about the hardships facing the area's young, privileged and blissfully not-so-self-aware emerging adults?

Enter Millennials of New York.

The parody series was created by Elite Daily in May to showcase the lives of "20-somethings who think living in a building without an elevator meets the definition of 'adversity.' "



Like HONY, each MONY post features a high-quality photo of a (fake) participant along with a tidbit about his or her life in the city that never sleeps.

MONY explores issues ranging from overcoming addiction (to brunch), financial hardship (having to ask parents for money) and coping with an endless drive for success (in the form of Instagram likes).

Some entries detail how millennials manage to survive in the brutal New York City economy:

"It's literally impossible to take advantage of the city when everything is as expensive as it is. Isn't DeBlasio...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Friday, July 31, 2015


"You can't move to New York City unless you're not afraid to fail. I think that's why I've been so successful -- I'm not...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Monday, July 6, 2015


MONY also makes it a point to chronicle the developing political astuteness of America's youth:

"I’m a feminist, okay? And I don’t care who knows it. I believe that women are JUST as capable as men, and deserve the...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Thursday, July 16, 2015


For generations, New Yorkers have toiled away at backbreaking jobs while dreaming of getting paid for fulfilling lifelong creative ambitions. And Millennials of New York are no different in their tireless pursuit of occupational happiness:

"I'm a freelancer who designs those chalkboard displays at organic grocery stores in the city, so the world is basically...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Friday, July 17, 2015


And, of course, MONY gives a voice to the countless millennials struggling with existential anxiety. Young people who yearn to solidify a sense of self and self-expression amid the stress of urban life:

“I love living in New York, but it can be pretty stressful. There are just so many things you have worry about, like ‘...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Monday, July 13, 2015


“While I was a student at NYU, I was more pretentious than James Franco wearing a beret while reading a french newspaper...

Posted by Millennials of New York on Tuesday, July 7, 2015


MONY's Facebook page has 8,600 likes and, like overpriced vinyl collections and Instagram accounts run by tacky heiresses, grows in popularity every day.
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