“Here was a show authentic enough to mollify the most discriminating Brooklyn eyes, but seemingly unable to resonate sufficiently in households whose phone numbers did not begin with 718.”

December 24th, 2011

I feel the same way about Jersey Shore.

With Brooklyn’s show gone, he said, and the Bronx already having its own — at least 81 nights a year at Yankee Stadium — Mr. Ames said he thought Queens deserved the next chance to emerge from Manhattan’s cultural shadow on the small screen. (He said the “poor, wounded Mets” did not suffice in Queens — and made no mention of Staten Island.)

I had a 718 area code growing up in Staten Island. My first cell phone number was 917. Then 646. Then 347. Then 703. Then 202.