Watch out, New York bankers—John Kanas is getting the band back together.

When Kanas sold North Fork Bancorp to Capital One Financial in 2006, he made certain not to burn any bridges with his former employees. Since Kanas' latest venture, the resurrected BankUnited, opened its first New York offices earlier this year, Kanas says he's hired about 125 former bankers, the vast majority of whom were his employees at North Fork.

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