I think well over a decade ago (don't feel like searching right now), there was a viable outfit planning to haul Waste (Construction Debris) - not sure if these guys are the successors or not. Anyway, that feel by the wayside, and I'm not really sure what these guys are gonna haul, 1000 unemployed New Yorkers put to work or not?
Anyway, I wonder about two things...
In the long ago past, why did Penn Central give up on the 60th Street yard
In the event, the 30th Street yard was taken over by the LIRR (1980s) long before Donald Trump came up with Riverside Place (Well, Television City or whatever they were calling it then - 1990s). From the looks of it, the 60th Street yard would have been a more viable location for a Manhattan freight rail yard (nowadays, mostly trailer and single stack intermodal and waste/debris construction materials, etc...).
OK, the current question is that I remember several building owners had blocked up the portion of the high-line which pasted through the buildings in question (one building I remember from the 1980s, perhaps an Artist's Co-op, had a mural of a full-size steam engine blazing down the inactive tracks). Now, I don't know if these buildings were on the portion of the High-line removed in the 1990s, but if not, will somebody soon have a linear park though their performance space or living area?