An embarrassing spelling mistake outside a school in Manhattan's Lower East Side reportedly remains unfixed months after the error was made.

The word school was misspelled as "shcool" on Stanton Street in front of Marta Valle High School. The error was made sometime last summer, reports.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that Department of Transportation officials said the error was not made by city officials, but rather by a utility provider following repair work on the street.

A DOT spokesman told the newspaper that the utility provider is being contacted to fix the error promptly.

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