Manhattan is getting a new area code

The New York State Public Service Commission says that Manhattan is getting a new area code.  It will be 332.

The state agency says it is needed to meet an increasing demand for residential and business phone numbers.

It is expected that the new area code will be assigned to new telephone customers starting in the second quarter of 2017.

Manhattan already has the 212 and 646 area codes.  917 is also used for both mobile and a few landlines.