A Flooded Game Maker Unloads on a Shipping Giant

Shipping containers sit stacked on board the Maersk Seville container ship Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Like plenty of fellow Northeast business owners, Joel Berger is still dealing with a slew of Sandy-related hassles, including cleaning up one of his flooded warehouses in Long Island City, Queens, near the Midtown Tunnel. The water, which reached about two feet up the walls, ruined “tens of thousands” of dollars worth of checker sets, puzzles, and other games at his 65-year-old company, Cardinal Industries. “It’s never been impacted before, in all the years we’ve been here.”

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