Mac’s Public House in Williamsburg has been closed since October to fix its pipes, according to the owner, Michael Stokes.
The New York Daily News reports that the closure was to fix a leak in the plumbing system.
Mac’s is a public institution, but not as public as it once was.
Macs, which closed in 2005, had over 100,000 students and teachers, according a press release.
“I don’t think we’re ever going to have the same kind of visibility we had,” said Mr Stokes, who was the head of the school district in 2009-10.
“But I think Mac’s will be a little bit different.
I think that the community will see it as a little more of a community institution and not just an educational institution.”
The press release from the school board says the closure “is an ongoing, ongoing process and has been for the last two years”.
A spokesman for Mac’s said the closure will be temporary.
“The school district and Mac’s have been working together to address a leak of piping and other plumbing issues that occurred in February.
We are confident that the repair process will be completed as quickly as possible,” the statement said.
The Mac’s was closed for repairs, but it’s not the first time Mac’s has had plumbing issues.
In 2014, Mac’s closed its library, which was also shut down due to pipes.
Mac Stokes says he’s been working with the New York Department of Education on a plan to reopen the school.
New York Public School spokesperson Liz Rizzo said she was unaware of any other public school closures in New York, and said the school is open to any suggestions from the community.
“We have a lot of staff and students who live in the area, so we are looking at options,” she said.
“It is something we are very aware of.
I don’t know what the timeframe is.”