Area Code 718

North American area code 718 is a New York City telephone area code (overlaid by area codes 347 and 917) in the boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan.

At the time of its creation on September 1, 1984, the 718 code was assigned only to Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; the Bronx and Marble Hill joined 718 in 1992. Manhattan cell phones may also use the 718 area code.

On December 16, 2009, the New York Public Service Commission approved an additional overlay of the 718/347 area code region.[1][2] On January 22, 2010, NeuStar-NANPA issued a press release (through PR-NewsWire) that 929 is to be the new area code to further overlay the New York City 718 and 347 area codes of boroughs outside Manhattan.[3]

Cultural references

This area code was celebrated in the 1998 2 Skinnee J's song "718", in which the rappers tell of people moving from Manhattan (212) to other boroughs (718) for lower rent.[4]

Hip-hop group Theodore Unit (which includes Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah) released an album entitled 718, an homage to their home of Staten Island, which is contained within the 718 area code. Rapper/actor Mos Def refers to the 718 area code in his song "Sunshine," and in M.O.P.'s song "Ante Up," they mention "repping 1-718 dangerously."

718 is a track produced by DJ Premier from Jaz-O & Immobilarie album Kingz Kounty.

The area code was briefly mentioned in the song "Don't Be One" by American Metal band Emmure.

The mixtape Return Of The PLK contains the song titled "718 Nigga" by Rapper Lloyd Banks.

The FannyPack album See You Next Tuesday contains the song "Seven One Eight." This song was featured in the Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 episode "Paris...".

The area code was mentioned as part of Barney Stinson's citation of many New York area codes in the How I Met Your Mother episode “No Tomorrow”.

On the episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Maid", Elaine says that she used to be "a 718" which made her "cry every night".

"718" was referred to in the "Salon of the Dead" episode of Gossip Girl (season 5) as the "slums".

Included in the 2001 song "Area Codes" as one of the many locations where rapper Ludacris has hoes.

See also

References

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North: 914, 845, 203/475
West: 212/646/917, 201/551, 908, 973/862 area code 347/718/917 East: 516, 631
South: 212/646/917, 732/848, Atlantic Ocean
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Coordinates: 40°43′N 73°52′W / 40.72°N 73.87°W / 40.72; -73.87

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