I lived in East Flatbush, near Tilden High. In the late 1940’s we played “Heels” which we also called “Packs”. We use to scronge shoe heels as Morty mentioned. For the life of me I can’t remember the rules but I remember that they were pretty involved. I writing my childhood memoirs for the benefit of my grandchildren. If anyone remembers the general rules please post.
“…And I also remember there was a short bald guy in Washington Square Park who used to try to offer young girls $50.00 to step on him with spike heels in some private place of their choosing.” -From the Chester The Molester streetplay entry.
The older kids (East Flatbush / Brownsville, 1950,s) played a game called Packs in which you rubber banded a certain number of baseball cards together with a heel and tossed for a seam in the sidewalk.
Heels… great game. It was a modern version of packs(which we actually called heels). Growing up in Brooklyn(East Flatbush)in the 50,s we had many of the games you are talking about. No money forced you to make do with whatever you had.