I grew up near Bensonhurst–Dahill Road near Kings Highway–in the 50’s, and I definitely remember “Statues” as well as a variation called “Red Light, Green Light.” The person who was “it” would shout “Red light, green light, 1-2-3,” and everyone would move toward her as quickly as they could. Then she’d shout “RED LIGHT!” and everyone would have to stop and stand completely still. Anyone caught moving a muscle by even a millimeter was out. The first person to tag the leader took over for the next game.
Original author: Ronne [e-mail]