http://dealbreaker.com/2011/08/step-1-get-your-hedge-fund-a-212-area-code-step-2-step-3-profit/ 15 Aug 2011 at 4:22 PM Step 1: Get Your Hedge Fund A 212 Area Code; Step 2: ???; Step 3: Profit By Bess Levin Are you running a hedge fund out of Bumblefuck, USA? Do you feel like having a New York area code could help you take this thing to the next level but lack the funds necessary for a move? Dennis Mkyktyn may be able to help. In 2003 the former hedge fund manager had the foresight to buy a bunch of 212 numbers- 100 to be exact-, knowing that one day people like yourselves would be doing unspeakable things to get their hands on one. âItâs prestigious,â said Mr. Mykytyn, who runs a record label, Modern Records, in an office at Lafayette and East Fourth Streets. âWhen 212 is on your phone, everyone knows where that it is, and it means youâve been around for a while..Itâs old-school New York. The number represents a business thatâs been around for a long time,â he said. Mr. Mykytyn is able to use the 212 cachet wherever he likes; he said he receives calls to his 212 number in Los Angeles because the phone service is digital. âI had an analyst working for me in Minnesota who had a 212 number,â he said. âIf anyone called, they thought he was in New York.â So heâs clearly playing coy right now but as you and we all know, everyoneâs gotta price. Name yours and in the unlikely event he doesnât cave, weâll hook you up with a guy hoarding an arguably more prestigious** area code- the 203. Heâs sitting on millions of them, literally, and while you might have to videotape yourself admitting to your co-workers you think professional wrestling is real to get âem, itâll be worth it.