In China, it is pretty easy to find bootleg DVDs. In Chinatown, New York, it is pretty much the same. However, they are sold differently. Realising it must be pretty easy for police to crackdown, the sellers in New York hold DVDs in small plastic bags. There only be appeared to be a few movies, all of them still in theatres. That way they can run off with their stock if the police see them (or quickly toss the stash aside). In China, they have boxes of DVDs out on the street that you can rummage through.
I suppose that is the best way, given that pirated goods sold in-store do not go well in New York. Check out this one, apparently shut down and given a restraining order for selling pirate goods: