Photo by myself, somewhere in Midtown.
We don't have an enormous mainland China population here but on select corners, there are free 'China Daily' papers. Next to this location there was also free paper printed in Hebrew.
Maybe this is a public relations move, but it is rather a subtle one (!). There is always a ton of stuff/crap on the sidewalk, ranging from trash cans to trash bags to bikes to people.
Related posts: Get Your Paper Here, at Union Square, Read All About It, and Signs on Third Avenue.