Mezzanotte (Disambiguation)

Mezzanotte may refer to a larger family, an individual, or a business.

Giancarlo Mezzanotte, called Jack by friends, colleagues and family, is a detective-sergeant on the New York police department, and one of the novel’s primary characters.

Greenwood, New Jersey

The larger clan is divided between Manhattan (see the map below) and the  Mezzanotte family farm in Greenwood, New Jersey, where they grow flowers for the wholesale market and run an apiary.

Mezzanotte Family on Union Square

Mezzanotte Brothers Florist is the retail side of the business in Manhattan, on the corner of 13th Street and University Place. The first Mezzanotte to come to the States in 1830 (Massimo)  bought a small farm which became the retail store, greenhouses and a nursery. There are two residences on the property: the original brick farmhouse where Jack lives with his two sisters Bambina and Celestina, and another brick house where his Uncle Alfonso and Aunt Philomena live with their large family, all of whom are involved in the business.

 

Mezzanotte holdings on Union Square
Mezzanotte holdings on Union Square

 

19th Century brick farmouse
19th Century brick farmouse

The house at 43 13th Street where Jack lives with his two unmarried sisters is meant to be a brick farmhouse in the style seen here. Because the entire property is enclosed by a brick wall, the house is not visible from the street.

 

Genealogy

 Generation 1Generation 2Generation 3
Massimo Mezzanotte +
Maria Bonaguida (deceased)
Ulisse Mezzanotte +
Carlotta De Niro
Luigi Mezzanotte (deceased)
Alfonso Mezzanotte +
Philomena Scaduto
Pietro
Georgio
Mario
Pasquale
Umberto
Ercole Mezzanotte +
Rachel Bassani
Jehudah (Jude) +
Mariangela Scarpa
Cole
Chiara
Arrigo
Geremio
Leonardo (Leo) +
Carmela Braccio
Mario
Arrighetoo
Giuseppe
Bella (Lolo)
Giancarlo
Matteo +
Susanna Cappa
Giorgio
Sara
Massimo
Alfonso
Giacobbo (Jake) +
Benedetta Occhipinti
Carmine
Rachel Rose
Lorenzo
Carl Antonio
Sandro Mezzanotte +
Lucetta Piemontesi
Vincent
Marco
Celestina Mezzanotte
Bambina Mezzanotte