The incident on July 25 at about 10:40 p.m. occurred at the intersection of 60th Street and Broadway.
A 26-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect spit on her and made an anti-Asian statement.
The suspect then fled the area. The victim refused medical attention.
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Photos and video of the suspect provided by police show the individual wearing light colored pants and a long sleeve maroon or red shirt.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) . The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.