The app has a QR scanner. If the statues have a sign like above you can use the QR scanner in the app to make the statues talk

Using the QR scanner in App

​​New York Talking Statues

Press icon on when you get close to the statue then you will get a call from the statue. In order to make it work, you have to be in the green zone which is usually 10 meters from the statue.

Using GPS Activation &

 QR Codes to make statues talk