Remember the “Seinfeld” episode where Elaine tried to get her dead neighbor’s 212 phone number when she was assigned a 646?
There are now six area codes in New York City (212, 646, 718, 917, 347, 929), and another might soon be needed.
But people are still behaving like Elaine: scheming for the city’s original prefix, even subscribing to a call-forwarding service for the coveted 212, The Times reports.
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Manhattan Area Codes Multiply, but the Original, 212, Is Still Coveted
New York Today: What Would You Do for a 212?
Why was New York City’s original area code 212?http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/nyregion/answers-to-questions-about-new-york.html