A new area code will soon replace 718 and 347, which serve Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Thanks to the ever-growing number of cellphone accounts, officials must establish a new three digit code before existing numbers run out for the boroughs in 2012, according to NY1. The digits themselves have not yet been selected. The new area code would be instated on an "overlay plan," meaning old numbers won't be reassigned to the new code. Oh 347, we hardly knew you.