Striking its second in-market deal in as many weeks, North Fork Bancorp. has agreed to buy Reliance Bancorp of Garden City, N.Y., for $352 million in stock.

The deal, announced Monday and slated to close in the first quarter after regulatory and shareholder approval, would bring $11.5 billion-asset North Fork 29 additional branches in the New York City borough of Queens and on Long Island, as well as $2.5 billion of assets and $1.6 billion of deposits.

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