We’ve seen different methods people use to keep their privacy on the subway, and this might be another one. I can’t think of a better reason for wearing something like this (what is this, anyway?) than trying to avoid contact with people. Who would dare approach, talk or even look at someone wearing this strange triangle on their heads?
But since it’s New York we’re talking about, I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised by this photo. That’s the best explanation we could come up with, but if you have any idea that might explain this thing (seriously, what is this?) please don’t hesitate to share it with us.