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ndembowski
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Nice find.

In the first photo that you found you can see a retaining wall that is still there.  It is the wall for Bertino Memorial Field at the Riverdale Country Day School.  This Google street-view shows the same spot (note the wall on the left):

It looks like J.B. James beautiful childhood home was knocked down for the construction of the Henry Hudson Parkway–right around the time he wrote this memoir.  Explains some of the nostalgia.