MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island may soon get a new area code.
The New York State Public Service Commission wants the public’s input on a new petition.READ MORE: FDNY Planning Big Anti-COVID Vaccine Mandate Demonstration For Thursday Morning Outside Gracie Mansion
The new area code will be within the current 516 area code in Nassau County.READ MORE: New York State Attorney General Letitia James Reportedly Planning To Announce Run For Governor
The petition is based on a projection showing that available numbers starting with 516 will run out by the end of 2023.
The commission says existing phone numbers will not be affected.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces $111 Million Project To Improve Appearance Of NYCHA Buildings
Public comments online or by mail are due by the end of the year.