Millennials of New York, a new Facebook account that lampoons “Humans of New York” with portraits of young New Yorkers and preposterous quotes that touch on the the millennial themes of insecurity, vanity and above all the sad, sad lives we live.
Metro got into contact with the account’s co-creator Alec Macdonald to learn more about the how he and Connor Toole came up with the idea, what people think about MONY and if Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York has given his blessing.
How did you two come to create Millennials of New York?
MONY originally started off as a Elite Daily article we wrote together. After that, Connor and I decided to make the Facebook page mostly as a joke. We just found the captions so fun to write, so we threw them up on Facebook and the page grew very quickly and organically.