929 Will Be NYC’s 6th Area Code Staring In April

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is getting a sixth area code.

Beginning April 16, some land lines and cell phones in the outer boroughs will be assigned the area code 929.

That code will join the city’s existing area codes of 212, 718, 917, 646 and 347.

A spokesman for the North American Numbering Plan Association says that phone numbers are getting used up now that many parents give cell phones to every child.
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  • http://Jasonderulopics.com Jason Derulo

    Well, this will lift my 347 area code out of the status basement!

  • BC

    Oh, and lookie! They’re now making money off the use of two words highlighted in my post. Reprehensible! I hope you take that money and hire capable people!

  • BC

    Again, they are entirely too busy to read their own posts. Staring? Come on, now! Also, the photo of using a cell phone while the other hand is on the steering wheel is an extremely poor choice. Do you people have editors anymore, or are you just free-wheeling it over there? This site has become quite terrible, and I now go to NY1’s site to find out whatever you’re not capable of reporting. I agree with SR…there are plenty of people looking for work that can probably run circles around the current staff.

  • SR

    On the phone and driving. Nice….and they can’t even spell. Where do they find these people from? I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who are without jobs and can do a better job of finding an appropriate pic and can proofread.

  • BS Meter

    What’s worse.. today’s writing levels – or their bias? (nothing is news across Iraq and Afghanistan and Darfur and Haiti, eh?)

  • Sherry

    Of all the pics they put up of “celebrating” getting a new area code, they put one up of someone driving and using a phone. Seriously????? Idiots

  • christian

    Starting in April not staring.

  • Charles

    Typo in headline.

  • Anne Marie


    Another overlay.

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