Area Codes for New York, New York

There are many area codes actively in use in the New York City metropolitan area, including: 212, 646, 917. These area codes and others cover the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens. Additional area codes are used for western Long Island, Westchester County, and nearby New Jersey locations. Outside New York City, still other area codes are used for other parts of New York state.

In New York City, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All US phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.

New York City area code information:

New York City area codes:
212, 646, 917

Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in the United States are exactly 3-digits long.

In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas have 2 or more area codes, including New York City.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a New York City landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.

If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.

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Area Codes Used In & Near New York City, New York

There are several area codes used in New York City and surrounding areas. These include several 'overlay' area codes which provide additional phone number capacity within a given geographical area.

Several other area codes are used across the rest of the state of New York.

Here are the area codes in use for the greater New York City metro area.

New York City Area Codes

Area Codes Main Locations
Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island
 516  Western Long Island locations, including East Meadow, Garden City, Hempstead, Levittown, Long Beach, Oceanside, Plainview, Freeport, Merrick
 914  Westchester County locations, including Harrison, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Peekskill, Port Chester, White Plains, Yonkers
New Jersey locations, including Bayonne, Cliffside Park, Englewood, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Paramus, Teaneck, Union City

To accommodate demand for new phone numbers, New York City has added 'overlay' area codes - meaning that as new phone numbers are needed, a new area code is added within the footprint of an existing area code(s). For instance, the area codes 646 and 917 were added within the footprint of the 212 area code.

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Area Codes for Towns in New York City Area

Here are the area codes for the 20 or so largest cities and towns in and around New York City, New York as well as nearby New Jersey (in alpha order).

Town Area Code(s)
New York City area codes
Bronx area code  347 / 718 / 917 
Brooklyn area code  347 / 718 / 917 
Queens area code  347 / 718 / 917 
Staten Island area code  347 / 718 / 917 
Manhattan area code  347 / 718 / 917 
Westchester County and Long Island area codes
East Meadow area code  516 
Freeport area code  516 
Garden City area code  516 
Hempstead area code  516 
Levittown area code  516 
Long Beach area code  516 
Merrick area code  516 
Mount Vernon area code  914 
New Rochelle area code  914 
Oceanside area code  516 
Plainview area code  516 
Port Chester area code  914 
White Plains area code  914 
Yonkers area code  914 
New Jersey area codes
Bayonne area code  201 / 551 
Cliffside Park area code  201 / 551 
East Orange area code  973 / 862 
Elizabeth area code  908 
Englewood area code  201 / 551 
Hackensack area code  201 / 551 
Hoboken area code  201 / 551 
Irvington area code  973 / 862 
Jersey City area code  201 / 551 
Newark area code  973 / 862 
Paramus area code  201 / 551 
Paterson area code  973 / 862 
Perth Amboy area code  848 / 732 
Teaneck area code  201 / 551 
Union City area code  201 / 551 

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New York, New York Area Code Maps

The following maps show area codes for New York City and the state of New York.

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City Codes vs. Area Codes

In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for New York City is NYC.

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