Humans of New York is the hugely popular website that has shared the countless inspiring, and often funny, stories of the cities’ citizens with the world.
Founded by photographer Brandon Stanton, the site has inspired many replicas and has been recently been credited with raising almost €2 million for an activist group in Pakistan.
Thanks to social media the website has changed the lives of many and it’s been one of our favourites for a long time.
However, a new parody of the site has also been making us laugh recently.
Millennials of New York is a new Facebook page created by Alec McDonald and Connor Toole, both writers at the popular site Elite Daily.
"I grew up on the Upper West Side, so I’m VERY politically conscious. I try to stay well informed on all the important current events, but there is honestly a TON going on these days. It's impossible! Like, I keep misreading “refugee" as “referee.” And suddenly I’m like 'Why isn’t anyone doing anything about all these displaced referees? We need them for sports! Let them get visas!' It’s just too hard to keep up."
Elite Daily is a site which is dedicated to millennials everywhere and if often not afraid to take itself too seriously, despite what others may say, apparently.
Proving that the generation is not afraid to poke fun at itself, the pair have come up with a hilarious take on the HONY approach to street photography.
Just some of the millennial lifestyle trends they’ve had a laugh at:
The social media obsession:
"I buy passes for music festivals and post them on Instagram before reselling them so people think I have a social life. I’ve actually never been to one. I had someone ask me why I never post pictures of the actual festival and I said, 'I leave my camera at home because reality shouldn’t be viewed through a lens.'”
Interesting ideas on 'essentials':
"People are so desperate to find ways to hack Tinder, but the secret to success isn't just listing ‘Serial' as an interest or posing with a more attractive friend in the hope people might think you're the hot one. It's about one thing and one thing only: Parkour. Seriously. Girls can’t resist its allure. Just today I got a really steamy message that said '~~~