This plaque at the corner of Barrow and Bedford (a block away from where Thomas Paine died on Grove Street) is the only remaining evidence of a street in New York City being named in honor of Paine's The Age Of Reason. Not explained on the plaque is why "Reason" was corrupted into "Raisin", and why Trinity Church promoted a name change in the first place. A raisin, being a shriveled, dried fruit, was considered an approximate enough a slur against The Age Of Reason. Between the members of the community who didn't like Paine, and Trinity Church - who certainly didn't like a street that they owned being named after a publication critical of Christianity - Reason Street was changed to Barrow Street.