Who are new York’s Millenials and how are they making their presence felt? Well the oldest millenials are coming up fast on their mid 30′s and the youngest are still in their late teens. But what distinguishes them from earlier generations is that they’re the first generation who have grown up thoroughly steeped in technology. That early exposure gives them an ease with tons of instant information, all the intricacies and gothic intensity of social media and a capacity to network that is mindbending.
In NYC they are having a big impacty on business, setting up startups that are busting old business models to smithereens and changing how they do their shopping, their travel, their financing, their eating and how and with whom they live. They had committed parents on the whole and they have turned into committed young adults, supporting sustainability, gay marriage and gender equality. Listen to them in the video. In their interviews they support a roll call of socially responsible causes and seem more interested in doing good while at the same time casting aside the fixed career patterns of their parents.
All of this is reflected in the stats about their behaviour. Compared to previous generations they committ less crime, they have far fewer babies out of wedlock and all in all they’re a very responsible bunch. And they are a very confident group as well. Find them in NYC running Etsy, Kickstarter, Vox, Fivethirtyeight and a host of Manhattan and Brooklyn eateries in markets and in bricks and mortar stores. Hear about an innovative new something happening in NYC and more than likely the person doing it will be in their mid 20′s, helped along by a bunch of friends. Yes NYC’s millenials are an exciting, interesting caring group. We couldn’t have a nicer group of people inheriting the legacy of this great city.