Area Code 212 History - New York

Significant events for area code 212


Year
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1947 One of the original five area codes for New York. It covered all of New York City (all boroughs).
1984 Area code 212 was split with 718 covering Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The Bronx and Manhattan remained in 212.
1992 Area code 718 was increased to include the Bronx, leaving only Manhattan in 212.
1992 Area code 917 was overlaid on 212 and 718 .
1999 Area code 646 was overlaid on 212 only.
2017 Area code 332 is expected to be overlaid on 212 and 646 in June.