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April 16 in New York History

📝 On This Day 📝

Thursday, April 16, 2009 — 10 years ago

The new Yankee Stadium opens across the street from the previous 1923 stadium. The $2.3 billion price tag made it the most expensive stadium ever built.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 — 8 years ago

Area code 929 enters service. Area code 212 usually represents "New York" in people's minds, but as telecommunications grew more complicated, demand began to exhaust the original citywide area code. Area code 929 is one of the newer additions to the family of city numbers, and it overlaps with 718 and 347. When announcing the new area code Neustar estimated that 718 and 347 numbers would be exhausted by 2012, and with the addition of 929, that estimate was extended to 2029. As of 2019, the only newer area code is 332, which was assigned to Manhattan. With the shift toward mobile phones and the portability of numbers, 929 numbers can now travel across the country, bringing along the legacy of once being assigned to someone living in New York City.

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 92°F in 2002
Record Low: 29°F in 1928

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