A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 17, 2017
“How do you stop a dog from barking in the street?"/"Put him in a barking lot!”

A car riddle was published in Bennett Cerf’s Book of Animal Riddles (1964):

Q: What is a good way to keep a dog off the street?
A: Put him in a barking lot!


“How do you stop a dog from barking in the street? Put him in a barking lot!” was published in the Philadelphia (PA) Daily News on May 21, 1985.

“Why did the dog cross the road?"/"To get to the barking lot” is another “barking lot” riddle.


Google Books
Bennett Cerf’s book of animal riddles
Bennett Cerf
Random House, Sep 1, 1964 - Games - 62 pages
Dogs, turtles, hummingbirds, snails, and rabbits are some of the subjects of these clever, simple riddles. They are masterfully illustrated with McKie’s bold line drawings.

4 April 1964, Independent-Journal (San Rafael, CA), pg. M13, col. 1 photo caption:
IN STEP with the present trend in humor is “Bennett Cerf’s Book of Animal Riddles,” a Random House Beginner Book for the little ones. Sample riddle: What is a good way to keep a dog off the street? Answer: Put him in a barking lot.

9 January 1966, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Riddle Box,” sec. 9, pg. 6, col. 3:
What is a good way to keep a dog off the street?
Put him in a barking lot.

15 October 1966, News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Junior Journal,” pg. 7, col. 4:
What can you do to keep your dog out of the street?
Answer: Put him in the barking lot!

Google Books
Jokes, Puns, and Riddles
By David Allen Clark
Illustrated by Lionel Kalish
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1968
Pg. 142:
Question: What is a good way to keep a dog off the street?
Answer: Put him in a barking lot.

13 February 1968, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, “Jumble” puzzle, pg. 28, col. 5 and col. 8 (answer):
HOW TO KEEP A NOISY DOG OFF THE STREET.
PUT HIM IN A “BARKING LOT

21 May 1985, Philadelphia (PA) Daily News, “Kidfun” by Sharla Feldscher, pg. 42:
How do you stop a dog from barking in the street?
Put him in a barking lot!
- Andy Rudoff

Google Books
3650 Jokes, Puns, and Riddles
By Anne Kostick, Charles Foxgrover and Michael J. Pellowski
New York, NY: Black DOg & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
1998
Pg. 404:
How do you keep a dog off the streets?
Put him in a barking lot.

Twitter
Jamie Wenham‏
@JamieeTheGreat
Replying to @kawillert
@kawiller How do you keep a dog out of traffic? Put him in a barking lot! Katie, I think I love you.
5:05 PM - 24 Jun 2012

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 • Permalink