The Lighthouse
Owner Brian Fulk
Staff Doyle, Pandora, various others
Occupants Lighthouse Kids.
Animals Chandra, Hazel, Rex and Jax
Current Status Open
People Come Here For… Sanctuary

Abandoned by its keepers in the wake of the explosion of November 2006, this lighthouse on the coast of Staten Island's Great Kills Park quickly fell into a state of disrepair. In February of 2009 it was rediscovered by Phoenix member Brian Fulk and utilized as a halfway house for Evolved runaways and other displaced youth.

From the outside, the Lighthouse looks as if it has had better days. The massive tower rising out of the house has fallen from its former glory. It is no longer a shining beacon, guiding wayward ships in from the lost harbor — though some may argue its purpose now is even more admirable. In its current state, the lighthouse seems to be in disrepair. Though upon closer inspection it all seems to be in the details. The paint has chipped away, leaving a discolored patterns of grays, whites, off-whites, and more grays. The occasional graffitti tag is here or there along the large building. One would notice that the doors, the windows, and the integrity of the building are all quite sound and newly repaired. The lighthouse has just been left with the look of abandonment.

Inside is a completely different story. Upon entering the main door, one will find a completely furnished and cozy arrangement. A spacious living room lined with two large blue sofa's, facing each other, a coffee table between them and several large bean bag chairs have been planted in the room. Shelves have been hung on the wall to display various different pictures of the occupants. A large bookcase is against the wall, holding a large variety of books from Dr.Seuss to the Bible, and even a copy of the Qur'an. The living room is focused on the fireplace a small black fence encloses it, the wood stocked on the bricks in front of it.

Connected to the living room is a kitchen, complete with a large rectangular table capable of seating around four on each long side and two on each end. A sink, a stove, an oven, a microwave and two refrigerators complete the look. Several low and overhead cabinets line the kitchen. At the edge of the kitchen are a pair of doors, one leading to a bedroom and the other, which has a padlock on it, leads to the basement.

At the back of the living room a glass sliding door leads out into the backyard of the Lighthouse, but just before it a staircase leads to the upper levels of the structure.

Current Status

Currently occupied.


  • Three Bedrooms: one downstairs (Brian's), two upstairs (Juniper and Doyle)
  • Two Dorm Rooms: 1 girls, 1 boys, 4 bunk beds in each (each dorm can hold 8 kids).
  • Four Full Bathrooms: 2 showers only (Brian's and Doyle's rooms), 2 with full shower-baths (the dorms)
  • Two Half Bathrooms: one upstairs, one downstairs
  • Laundry room (downstairs)
  • Living Room (with the bookcases and game tables and fireplace)
  • Kitchen (with table for eatings)
  • Main Upstairs Room (with the television and chalk board and desks for learning)
  • Basement (Off Limits)


  • The Children of the Lighthouse attend home schooling. Either within the Lighthouse itself, or over at the Garden. Homeschooling at the Garden is not officially reported, though tests and homework are turned in for state approval.
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