It’s been a topic of discussion on many a New York-based show–from Seinfeld to Sex and the City. The dreaded area code change that lets everyone know 1) just how fresh off the boat you are and 2) that you’ve got zero status in terms of being a New York veteran. And, in spite of the census insisting that there’s been a million-large exodus since 2010, there’s still, evidently, enough of an overflow to prompt the Public Service Commission to say enough’s enough.
And that overflow is invariably going to get slapped with an extremely branding, extremely damning 332 emblem. In fact, you might as well not even bother moving to New York at this point, because you’re going to be so harshly judged for your area code that you’re not even going to be able to make any form of a beneficial or lasting connection.
As we all know, of course, beneficial connections are what makes or breaks a person success in New York, and since area codes make more of a first impression than even appearance in this town, just fucking forget about having any clout. You’re better off sticking with your 310 number.
Written by Genna Rivieccio