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August 7, 1993, Page 001026The New York Times Archives
It began with a truck, a van and a hearse, rolling down the Long Island Expressway, bearing prophesies of doom for the slaves of 9 to 5: “Move Out of New York State, Before It’s Too Late.”
Soon after, red banners with the same exhortation appeared on overpasses in Long Island and Queens: the Van Wyck, Long Island and Clearview expressways, the Northern and Southern State and Grand Central parkways. They would go up at night, salvos in a game of dialectical guerrilla warfare, and make it through morning rush hour before being torn down by the authorities.
For the last few weekends, beachgoers from Coney Island to West Hampton have peered up at slow-flying planes trailing the dire plea across the Atlantic Coast, while radio stations have played commercials on the same theme. And this weekend, weather permitting, New Yorkers will see the message scripted across the heavens above Yankee Stadium or Central Park.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a fed-up businessman who estimates he has spent more than $1 million in legal battles with state and local governments? ‘Go for Their Throats’
"It got to the point where I said, ‘I’m not going to waste my time in court anymore. I’m going to put you guys out of jobs. I’m going straight to the people.’ " said Robert Matherson, the plain-talking owner of the Oak Beach Inn, who is spending more than $25,000 a week to urge on the exodus. “I can do what my lawyers can’t do: I can go for their throats.”
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A waterfront nightclub offering escapist diversions like Jet Skis, bungee jumping and drinking till 4 A.M. under a multicolored helium balloon might seem an unlikely caldron for popular revolt, but Mr. Matherson maintains that his gripe is really about the difficulty of running a successful business – any business – on Long Island; a raging in six-foot letters against the ineptitude and corruption that he sees in places high and low.
“It’s a government not for the people; it’s for the politicians,” he said. “It’s worse than organized crime, because the politicians steal legally.”
Mr. Matherson’s history along Oak Beach, a sandy strip on the road to Robert Moses State Park, betrays a 26-year seasonal tussle with neighbors and local officials over noise, overcrowding and parking. The fights began with Robert Moses, who lived near the Oak Beach Inn and moved to limit parking in the lot. Since then, the inn has built additions north, south, east and west, swelling the nightclub’s capacity to 1,500 from 185. No Parking From Town
In 1981, the Babylon Town government, which leases the land on which the inn and the private homes of Oak Beach sit, agreed to sell Mr. Matherson the land and to provide parking for several hundred cars, he said. The town has yet to provide the spaces, and so overflow parking has ended up on Oak Beach’s two-lane street, fueling the ire of most of Mr. Matherson’s neighbors.
“His place overwhelms the community,” said Larry Dougherty, president of the Oak Beach Civic Association, who confesses more than a bit of impatience with the Move Out of New York State campaign. “He’s a self-made millionaire who’s made his money on Long Island, in Suffolk County and most of it at the Oak Beach Inn. Where’s his gratitude?”
Mr. Dougherty contends that the club owner’s campaign is more gimmick than cry of woe, and says he prays for Mr. Matherson to pack up his bungee crane and hit the road. “He would never leave New York State – we would never be that lucky,” Mr. Dougherty said.
In fact, Mr. Matherson’s radio ads end with a plug for his bar.
Mr. Matherson says he does plan to leave, perhaps for Florida, in the fall, but even his closest friends doubt he will.
“He says he’s going to, but I can’t imagine the Oak Beach Inn without Bob Matherson,” said Rosanne M. Rousseau, who is writing a book about Mr. Matherson and has become a close friend. “It would be like selling a major body part.”
The New York State Liquor Authority, which seized 127 bottles of liquor in a raid at the Oak Beach Inn last year, became another target of Mr. Matherson’s wrath. Barbara Lord, a spokeswoman, said the authority was moving to revoke Mr. Matherson’s liquor license for failure to cooperate with an investigation, inciting a riot and selling beer from unmarked taps.
“We treat everybody the same,” she said. “A number of people feel they are being picked on. I don’t want to say they’re paranoid, because that wouldn’t be nice to say.”
Mr. Matherson, who bought the original Oak Beach Inn in 1967 at the age of 25, now says he sees corruption everywhere. Recently, he took a sample of the concrete from an abutment under the Great South Bay Bridge, which is being rebuilt. He sent it to a lab, which rated the concrete “fair to poor” quality.
“Some inspectors weren’t doing their jobs,” he said. “A bridge from the 1950’s shouldn’t need to be rebuilt already.”
Though his fights are peculiar to his business ventures, Mr. Matherson’s campaign has turned him into a magnet for popular discontent. A Bay Shore woman, who said she could not afford to leave New York because real-estate prices had plummeted, blamed immigrants for her husband’s unemployment, and wrote Mr. Matherson: “I thank God for a person like you. The little people like us will never be heard because we can’t afford it.”
Others are less supportive. “Listening to your radio advertisements aggravates my stomach,” wrote an East Hampton woman. “It is sad to see that a bar I have enjoyed for 10 years has been run by such a totally ignorant, over the hill jerk.”
But Mr. Matherson, whose hearse will be featured rolling through Bay Shore in what he calls “gloom and doom” television spots next week, remains undeterred.
“She reinforces my commitment,” he said, glancing at the letter from East Hampton. “I need to know I’m being effective. It encourages me to go further.”