Want a 212 area code? It’s gonna cost you.

Manhattan¬†recently got a new area code: 332. Meanwhile, phone numbers with the borough’s original area code, 212, have become a status symbol. And as so often happens in our economy, when there’s a need (or a want, really), someone comes up with a way to meet it.

I explored the secondary market for 212 numbers in a story for Marketplace.