Because there aren't enough ways to feel like you're being judged by Williamsburg scenesters the moment you step off the L train, the fashion police have installed a webcam on a Bedford Avenue building. Mounted "a block from the hellmouth" of the Bedford L stop, the "Styleblaster" motion-sensor camera enables the whole world to enjoy an endless, real-time parade of precious hipster runoff. Each photo has a time-stamp showing when it was taken, and you, the Internet, get to decide if the subject is worthy of a "top hat" signifying whether the individual is "stylin'." The site's operators declare:

Moments after a person enters into the frame, the camera snaps, sending its image onto our blog. For the online fashion browser, a boon: the blog updates in realtime, showcasing each new image as quick as it can be appraised. Online viewers can watch a live feed, peruse a recent history of images, or compare shots over the days and weeks as FW-2012 blossoms into SS-2013.

We believe this service fills a need for live fashion information, with a unique and unmatched vantage point on the hippest block in New York City. It will quickly become a destination for New York City peacocks to traipse by and show off what makes the neighborhood hop. For the savvy, a place to be seen. For the flaneur, a bounty of style. At home or online, fashion has a new destination.

Whatever, it's fun to judge people on the Internets! The project, if we may call it that, reminds Gothamist publisher and photographer Jake Dobkin of Philip-Lorca diCorcia, whose controversial ‘Streetwork’ and ‘Heads’ series featured photographs of random subjects on city streets. For the project, diCorcia "concealed himself and shot them unaware using radio signal activated lighting." The results are stunning—and also resulted in a lawsuit from an Orthodox Jew who objected to being photographed and exhibited without his permission. This being Williamsburg, we have a feeling history will repeat itself. [Hat tip Adrien Chen]