The car crashed into a sign business on Overing Avenue in the Westchester Square section just before 1:00 a.m.
Gilbert Alfonso was pronounced dead at the scene. His female passenger was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in critical but stable condition.
She has not been identified.
Residents were evacuated from the six apartments on the second floor. No other injuries were reported.
Firefighters shored up the walls to keep the structure from collapsing. The buildings department was responding to determine the building's integrity.
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