A Halloween-time "candy chute" has existed in New York City for years. Generous second-story resident Chris Baier, who presumably didn't want to prop the front door of the building open for safety reasons, nor have to buzz each kid in, installed this PVC rig in 2016:
Same thing in 2017:
Now that we're in COVID times, the candy chute is becoming widespread, whether or not residents have existing railings to lash them to:
The big question is: When cleaning up the yard on November 1st, will residents assume they won't need these again and recycle them…or store them in the attic for next year?