It probably takes a lot of self-justification to move to Roosevelt Island, especially when you're living in a converted nut house named after a shape. Octagon developer Bruce Becker knows this, so he went far out of his way to ensure that you had at least one solid bullet point in your "No, No...It's Manhattan, I Swear!" PowerPoint. Dakota Smith reports in the Post that Becker somehow finagled 500 phone numbers with a 212 area code from the local telecom company, sparing his residents "the indignity of a 646 area code." Hey, it's the little things.
· The 411 on 212 [NYPost]
· The Little Apple's Octagon: Cut-Rate Asylum Living [Curbed]
· Octagon [octagonnyc.com]