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Repurchase agreements maturity Repurchase Agreements, Maturity Period Repurchase Agreements, Maturity Period Principal amount of debt assumed in merger Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Noncurrent Liabilities, Long-term Debt Interest rate Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Stated Percentage Percentage recorded for estimated fair value of debt assumed Fair Value, Debt Assumed, Percentage Recorded For Estimated Fair Value Fair Value, Debt Assumed, Percentage Recorded For Estimated Fair Value Fair value of debt Debt Instrument, Fair Value Disclosure Weighted average interest rate on debt Long-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate, at Point in Time Senior Notes amount repurchased Debt Instrument, Repurchased Face Amount Gain recognized on debt repurchased Debt Instrument, Repurchased Face Amount, Gain Recognized Debt Instrument, Repurchased Face Amount, Gain Recognized Extinguishment of Debt, Amount Extinguishment of Debt, Amount Principal amount Debt Instrument, Face Amount Private placement discount rate Private placement discount rate Private placement discount rate Debt issuance costs Debt Issuance Costs, Gross Issue premium Debt Instrument, Issue Premium, Percentage Debt Instrument, Issue Premium, Percentage Unamortized discount Debt Instrument, Unamortized Discount Effective yield Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Effective Percentage Basis spread on LIBOR rates Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Revolving line of credit amount Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity Revolving line of credit balance Long-term Line of Credit Required balance Line of Credit Facility, Required Balance Line of Credit Facility, Required Balance Duration of minimum outstanding balance Line of Credit, Required Duration For Minimum Outstanding Balance Line of Credit, Required Duration For Minimum Outstanding Balance Receivables [Abstract] Financing Receivable, Past Due [Table] Financing Receivable, Past Due [Table] Credit Loss Status [Axis] Credit Loss Status [Axis] Credit Loss Status [Domain] Credit Loss Status [Domain] Financial Asset, Other than Financial Asset Acquired with Credit Deterioration Financial Asset, Other than Financial Asset Acquired with Credit Deterioration [Member] Receivable Type [Axis] Receivable Type [Axis] Receivable [Domain] Receivable [Domain] Originated Loan Originated Loan [Member] Originated Loan [Member] Acquired Loan Acquired Loan [Member] Acquired Loan [Member] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Commercial loans portfolio segment Commercial Portfolio Segment [Member] Residential mortgage portfolio segment Residential Portfolio Segment [Member] Consumer portfolio segment Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] Industry Sector [Axis] Industry Sector [Axis] Industry Sector [Domain] Industry Sector [Domain] Commercial and industrial Commercial and Industrial Sector [Member] Real estate Real Estate Sector [Member] Class of Financing Receivable [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable [Domain] Class of Financing Receivable [Domain] Traditional C&I Commercial And Industrial [Member] A loan, whether secured or unsecured, to a company for purposes such as seasonal working capital needs, inventory financing, equipment purchases and acquisitions. 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Current loans Financing Receivable, Not Past Due Past due loans Financing Receivable, Past Due Non accrual loans Financing Receivable, Nonaccrual Total portfolio loans Loans and Leases Receivable, Gross Current loans Trouble Debt restructuring current loans Trouble Debt restructuring current loans Past due TDRs Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring Non-Accrual TDRs Non Accrual Loans Under Troubled debt restructurings Non accrual loans. Non-performing loans: Non Performing Assets [Abstract] Non performing assets: Loans 90 days past due and still accruing Financing Receivable, 90 Days or More Past Due, Still Accruing Total non-performing loans Non Performing Loans Total Total non performing loans. Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Securities held to maturity, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Fair Value Preferred stock, par value (USD per share) Preferred Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Preferred stock, shares authorized (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized Preferred stock, shares issued (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Issued Preferred stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding Common stock, par value (USD per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, shares authorized (in shares) Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, shares issued (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Treasury stock, shares (in shares) Treasury Stock, Shares Accumulated other comprehensive loss, tax expense (benefit) AOCI Tax, Attributable to Parent Retirement Benefits [Abstract] Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Retirement Plan Funding Status [Axis] Retirement Plan Funding Status [Axis] Retirement Plan Funding Status [Domain] Retirement Plan Funding Status [Domain] Overfunded Plan Overfunded Plan [Member] Underfunded Plan Underfunded Plan [Member] Retirement Plan Name [Axis] Retirement Plan Name [Axis] Retirement Plan Name [Domain] Retirement Plan Name [Domain] Astoria Bank Pension Plan Astoria Bank Pension Plan [Member] Astoria Bank Pension Plan [Member] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Other liabilities Other Liabilities [Member] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Employer contributions to fund pension and other post retirement benefits Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Contributions by Employer Funded (unfunded) amount Defined Benefit Plan, Funded (Unfunded) Status of Plan Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Estimated fair value on a recurring basis Schedule of Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Impaired loans measured at estimated fair value on nonrecurring basis Fair Value Measurements, Nonrecurring [Table Text Block] Carrying amounts and estimated fair value of financial assets and liabilities Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table Text Block] Leases [Abstract] Schedule of Lease Cost Lease, Cost [Table Text Block] Schedule of Operating Lease Liability Maturities Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Maturity [Table Text Block] Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] Financial Instruments Owned and Pledged as Collateral [Table] Financial Instruments Owned and Pledged as Collateral [Table] Collateral [Axis] Collateral [Axis] Collateral [Domain] Collateral [Domain] Collateral Pledged Collateral Pledged [Member] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instruments [Domain] Financial Instruments [Domain] Federal Home Loan Bank Borrowings Federal Home Loan Bank Borrowings [Member] Municipal Deposits Municipal Deposits [Member] Municipal deposits. Financial Instruments Owned and Pledged as Collateral [Line Items] Financial Instruments Owned and Pledged as Collateral [Line Items] Available-for-sale, pledged as collateral Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Restricted Held-to-maturity securities pledged as collateral Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Restricted Total securities pledged Restricted Investments Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring [Table] Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring [Table] Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring [Line Items] Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring [Line Items] Non- accrual Other Income and Expenses [Abstract] Schedule of Other Non-interest Expense Other non- interest expense [Table Text Block] Other non- interest expense [Table Text Block] Accounting Policies [Abstract] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Type of Adoption [Domain] Type of Adoption [Domain] ASU 2017-12 Accounting Standards Update 2017-12 [Member] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities Right-of-Use Asset Obtained in Exchange for Operating Lease Liability Operating lease right-of-use assets Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset Operating lease liabilities Operating Lease, Liability Book value of available-for-sale securities transfered from held to maturity Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Amortized Cost Fair value of available-for-sale securities transfered from held to maturity Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Book value of held to maturity securities transfered to available-for-sale Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity Fair value of held to maturity securities transfered to available-for-sale Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract] Basis of Presentation Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block] Use of Estimates Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Adoption of New Accounting Standards and Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fair Value Measurement, Policy Fair Value Measurement, Policy [Policy Text Block] Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of off-balance-sheet financial instruments Schedule of Fair Value, Off-balance Sheet Risks [Table Text Block] ASSETS: Assets [Abstract] Cash and due from banks Cash and Due from Banks Securities: Marketable Securities [Abstract] Available for sale, at fair value Held to maturity, at amortized cost (fair value of $2,066,524 and $2,740,522 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively) Total securities Investments Loans held for sale Loans Receivable Held-for-sale, Net, Not Part of Disposal Group Portfolio loans Allowance for loan losses Loans and Leases Receivable, Allowance Portfolio loans, net Loans and Leases Receivable, Net Amount Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) and Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) stock, at cost Federal Home Loan Bank Stock Accrued interest receivable Interest Receivable Premises and equipment, net Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Goodwill Goodwill Other intangible assets, net Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Bank owned life insurance Bank Owned Life Insurance Other real estate owned Other Real Estate, Foreclosed Assets, and Repossessed Assets Other assets Other Assets Total assets Assets LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] LIABILITIES: Liabilities [Abstract] Deposits Deposits FHLB borrowings Long-term Federal Home Loan Bank Advances Repurchase agreements Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase Senior Notes Senior Notes Subordinated Notes Subordinated Debt Mortgage escrow funds Advance Payments by Borrowers for Taxes and Insurance Other liabilities Other Liabilities Total liabilities Liabilities Commitments and Contingent liabilities (See Note 17. “Commitments and Contingencies”) Commitments and Contingencies STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY: Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 135,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018) Preferred Stock, Value, Issued Common stock (par value $0.01 per share; 310,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 229,872,925 shares issued at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 205,187,243 and 216,227,852 shares outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively) Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital Treasury stock, at cost (24,685,682 shares at June 30, 2019 and 13,645,073 shares at December 31, 2018) Treasury Stock, Value Retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax expense (benefit) of $15,410 at June 30, 2019 and $(25,429) at December 31, 2018 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Total stockholders’ equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity Liabilities and Equity Derivative Instruments and Hedges, Assets [Abstract] Summary of derivatives Schedule of Derivative Instruments [Table Text Block] Remainder of 2019 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Five 2024 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Six Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Six 2025 and thereafter Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due After Year Six Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due After Year Six Total lease payments Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Interest Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Undiscounted Excess Amount Present value of lease liabilities Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Domain] Plan Name [Domain] 2015 Plan 2015 Omnibus Equity And Incentive Plan [Member] 2015 Omnibus Equity And Incentive Plan [Member] Amended Omnibus Plan Amended And Restated 2015 Omnibus Plan [Member] Amended And Restated 2015 Omnibus Plan [Member] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Domain] Award Type [Domain] Stock options Share-based Payment Arrangement, Option [Member] Non-vested stock awards/performance units Non-vested Stock Awards and Performance Units [Member] Non-vested Stock Awards and Performance Units [Member] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Number of active stock-based compensation plans Number Of Active Stock-Based Compensation Plans Number Of Active Stock-Based Compensation Plans Number of shares authorized (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Authorized Number of additional shares authorized (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Additional Shares Authorized Shares remaining that are authorized and available for future grant (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Available for Grant Vesting period for awards Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Vesting Period Term of contract Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Intrinsic value of options outstanding Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value Grant of share options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Weighted-average period total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested shares granted Share-based Payment Arrangement, Nonvested Award, Cost Not yet Recognized, Period for Recognition Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Components of loan portfolio, excluding loans held for sale Loans and Leases Receivable, Net Amount [Abstract] Total portfolio loans Schedule of Credit Derivatives [Table] Schedule of Credit Derivatives [Table] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Credit Derivatives Contract Type [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Interest rate swap Interest Rate Swap [Member] Third-party interest rate swap Third Party Interest Rate Swap [Member] Third party interest rate swap. Customer interest rate swap Customer Interest Rate Swap [Member] Customer interest rate swap. 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With no related allowance recorded: Impaired Financing Receivable, Unpaid Principal Balance [Abstract] Unpaid principal balance with no related allowance recorded Impaired Financing Receivable, with No Related Allowance, Unpaid Principal Balance Recorded investment with no related allowance recorded Impaired Financing Receivable, with No Related Allowance, Recorded Investment Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table] Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value, Measurements, Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Level 1 inputs Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 [Member] Level 2 inputs Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Level 3 inputs Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Measurement Basis [Axis] Measurement Basis [Axis] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Portion at Fair Value Measurement Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Carrying amount Reported Value Measurement [Member] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Financial assets: Financial Instruments, Financial Assets, Balance Sheet Groupings [Abstract] Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Fair Value Disclosure Loans held for sale Loans Held-for-sale, Fair Value Disclosure Portfolio loans, net Loans Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued interest receivable on securities Accrued Interest Receivables, Securities, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued interest receivables fair value disclosure. Accrued interest receivable on loans Accrued Interest Receivables, Loans, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued Interest Receivables, Loans, Fair Value Disclosure FHLB stock and FRB stock Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank Stock, Fair Value Disclosure Swaps Financial Instruments, Financial Liabilities, Balance Sheet Groupings [Abstract] Financial Instruments, Financial Liabilities, Balance Sheet Groupings [Abstract] Non-maturity deposits Non Maturity Deposits Fair Value Disclosure Non maturity deposits fair value disclosure. Certificates of deposit Certificates Of Deposit Fair Value Disclosure Certificates of deposit fair value disclosure. FHLB borrowings Federal Home Loan Bank Borrowings, Fair Value Disclosure Other borrowings Other Borrowings Senior Notes Subordinated Notes Mortgage escrow funds Mortgage Escrow Funds Fair Value Disclosure Mortgage escrow funds fair value disclosure. Accrued interest payable on deposits Accrued Interest Payable, Deposits Including Escrow, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued Interest Payable, Deposits Including Escrow, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued interest payable on borrowings Accrued Interest Payable, Borrowings, Fair Value Disclosure Accrued Interest Payable, Borrowings, Fair Value Disclosure Income Statement [Abstract] Interest and dividend income: Interest and Dividend Income, Operating [Abstract] Loans and loan fees Interest and Fee Income, Loans and Leases Securities taxable Interest Income, Securities, Operating, Taxable Securities non-taxable Interest Income, Securities, Operating, Tax Exempt Other earning assets Other Interest and Dividend Income Total interest and dividend income Interest and Dividend Income, Operating Interest expense: Interest Expense [Abstract] Deposits Interest Expense, Deposits Borrowings Interest Expense, Borrowings Total interest expense Interest Expense Net interest income Interest Income (Expense), Net Provisions for loan losses Provision for Loan and Lease Losses Net interest income after provision for loan losses Interest Income (Expense), after Provision for Loan Loss Non-interest income: Noninterest Income [Abstract] Deposit fees and service charges Revenue from Contract with Customer, Including Assessed Tax Accounts receivable management / factoring commissions and other fees Accounts Receivable Management Fees, Factoring Commissions And Other Related Fees Accounts receivable / factoring commissions and other related fees Bank owned life insurance Bank Owned Life Insurance Income Loan commissions and fees Fees And Commissions, Loans Fees And Commissions, Loans Investment management fees Investment Banking, Advisory, Brokerage, and Underwriting Fees and Commissions Net loss on sale of securities Debt and Equity Securities, Gain (Loss) Gain on sale of fixed assets Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Property Plant Equipment Gain on sale of residential mortgage loans Gain (Loss) on Sale of Mortgage Loans Other Noninterest Income, Other Total non-interest income Noninterest Income Non-interest expense: Noninterest Expense [Abstract] Compensation and benefits Labor and Related Expense Stock-based compensation plans Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) And Stock Based Compensation Expense Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) And Stock Based Compensation Expense Occupancy and office operations Occupancy, Net Information technology Information Technology and Data Processing Amortization of intangible assets Amortization of Intangible Assets FDIC insurance and regulatory assessments Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Premium Expense Other real estate owned expense (income), net Other Real Estate Owned, Income (Expense), Net Other Real Estate Owned, Income (Expense), Net Charge for asset write-downs, retention and severance Asset Impairment, Severance, And Retention Charges Asset Impairment, Severance, And Retention Charges Impairment related to financial centers and real estate consolidation strategy Asset Impairment Charges Other Other Noninterest Expense Total non-interest expense Noninterest Expense Income before income tax expense Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest Income tax expense Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net income Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Preferred stock dividend Preferred Stock Dividends and Other Adjustments Net income available to common stockholders Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic Weighted average common shares: Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted [Abstract] Basic (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Diluted (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Earnings per common share: Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Basic (USD per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted (USD per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract] Stockholders' Equity Stockholders' Equity Note Disclosure [Text Block] Equity [Abstract] Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract] Net income Other comprehensive income (loss), before tax: Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Abstract] Change in unrealized holding gains (losses) on securities available for sale Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Securities, Available-for-Sale, Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, before Tax Unrealized loss on transfer of securities held to maturity to available for sale Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Transfers from Held-to-maturity to Available-for-Sale Securities, before Tax Reclassification adjustment for net realized losses included in net income Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI for Sale of Securities, before Tax Accretion of net unrealized loss on securities transferred to held to maturity Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) On Securities Transferred To Held To Maturity Arising During Period, before Tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) On Securities Transferred To Held To Maturity Arising During Period, before Tax Change in the actuarial loss of defined benefit plan and post-retirement benefit plans Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, before Tax Total other comprehensive income (loss), before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax Deferred tax (expense) benefit related to other comprehensive (loss) income Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Tax Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Comprehensive income Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Table] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Table] Agency-backed Agency Securities [Member] CMOs/Other MBS Collateralized Mortgage Obligations [Member] Total residential MBS Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Federal agencies US Government Agencies Debt Securities [Member] Corporate Corporate Debt Securities [Member] State and municipal US States and Political Subdivisions Debt Securities [Member] Total other securities Securities Investment [Member] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Fair value, less than 12 months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months Unrealized losses, less than 12 months, accumulated loss Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Accumulated Loss Fair value, 12 months or longer Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer Unrealized losses, 12 months or longer Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Accumulated Loss Fair value, total Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position Unrealized losses, total Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position, Accumulated Loss Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Efftective tax rate reconciliation: Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent [Abstract] Income before income tax expense Tax at federal statutory rate of 21% Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Amount State and local income taxes, net of federal tax benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Amount Tax exempt interest, net of disallowed interest Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Exempt Income, Amount BOLI income Income Tax Reconciliation, Bank Owned Life Insurance Income Income Tax Reconciliation, Bank Owned Life Insurance Income Low income housing tax credits and other benefits Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Credit, Low Income Housing, Amount Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Credit, Low Income Housing, Amount Low income housing investment amortization expense Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Credit, Low Income Housing Amortization Expense, Amount Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Credit, Low Income Housing Amortization Expense, Amount Equity-based stock compensation benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Share-based Payment Arrangement, Amount FDIC insurance premium limitation Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, FDIC Insurance Premium Limitation Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, FDIC Insurance Premium Limitation Other, net Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Adjustments, Amount Actual income tax expense Effective income tax rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Net deferred tax liability Deferred Tax Liabilities, Net Net deferred tax asset Deferred Tax Assets, Net Valuation allowance Deferred Tax Assets, Valuation Allowance Unrecognized tax benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits Available for sale: Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Abstract] Amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Amortized Cost, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] Available-for-sale, one year or less, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, within One Year, Amortized Cost Available-for-sale, one to five years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after One Through Five Years, Amortized Cost Available-for-sale, five to ten years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after Five Through Ten Years, Amortized Cost Available-for-sale, greater than ten years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, Maturity, after 10 Years, Amortized Cost Available-for-sale, with a stated maturity date, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Available-for-sale, without single maturity date, amortized cost Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, without Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Amortized cost Fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Fair Value, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] Available-for-sale, one year or less, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, within One Year, Fair Value Available-for-sale, one to five years, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after One Through Five Years, Fair Value Available-for-sale, five to ten years, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after Five Through Ten Years, Fair Value Available-for-sale, greater than ten years, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after 10 Years, Fair Value Available-for-sale, with a stated maturity date, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, Fair Value Available-for-sale, without single maturity date, fair value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Maturity, without Single Maturity Date, Fair Value Securities available for sale Held to Maturity Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity [Abstract] Amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Amortized Cost, Net [Abstract] Held-to-maturity, one year or less, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, within One Year, Amortized Cost Held-to-maturity, one to five years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after One Through Five Years, Amortized Cost Held-to-maturity, five to ten years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after Five Through Ten Years, Amortized Cost Held-to-maturity, greater than ten years, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after 10 Years, Amortized Cost Held-to-maturity, with a stated maturity date, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Held-to-maturity, without single maturity date, amortized cost Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, without Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Amortized cost Fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Fair Value [Abstract] Held-to-maturity, one year or less, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, within One Year, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, one to five years, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after One Through Five Years, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, five to ten years, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after Five Through Ten Years, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, greater than ten years, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, after 10 Years, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, with a stated maturity date, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, Allocated and Single Maturity Date, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, without single maturity date, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Maturity, without Single Maturity Date, Fair Value Held-to-maturity, fair value Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity [Table] Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity [Table] CMOs/Other MBS Other Other Investment Securities [Member] Other investment securities. Schedule of Held-to-maturity Securities [Line Items] Schedule of Held-to-maturity Securities [Line Items] Fair value, less than 12 months Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Fair Value Unrecognized losses, less than 12 months Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Accumulated Loss Fair value, 12 months or longer Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Fair Value Unrecognized losses, 12 months or longer Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Accumulated Loss Fair value, total Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Unrealized Loss Position, Fair Value Unrecognized losses, total Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Unrealized Loss Position, Accumulated Loss Number Financing Receivable, Modifications, Number of Contracts Recorded investment, Pre-modification Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring, Premodification Recorded investment, Post-modification Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring, Postmodification Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring Fair Value, Recurring [Member] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Summary of Assets and Liabilities measured at estimated fair value on a recurring basis Fair Value, Net Asset (Liability) [Abstract] Investment securities available for sale: Investment Securities Available For Sale [Abstract] Investment securities available for sale. Financial assets: Financial Assets [Abstract] Financial Assets [Abstract] Total assets Assets, Fair Value Disclosure Financial liabilities: Financial Liabilities [Abstract] Financial Liabilities [Abstract] Swaps Total liabilities Financial and Nonfinancial Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure Weighted average remaining lease term (years) Operating Lease, Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term Weighted average remaining discount rate Operating Lease, Weighted Average Discount Rate, Percent Basis of Financial Statement Presentation Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block] Measurement Input Type [Axis] Measurement Input Type [Axis] Measurement Input Type [Domain] Measurement Input Type [Domain] Measurement Input, Prepayment Rate Measurement Input, Prepayment Rate [Member] Measurement Input, Discount Rate Measurement Input, Discount Rate [Member] Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring Fair Value, Nonrecurring [Member] Weighted Average Weighted Average [Member] Changes in fair value recognized on provisions on loans held by the Company Changes In Fair Value Recognized On Provisions On Loans Held By Company Changes in fair value recognized on provisions on loans held by company. Servicing assets and liabilities, measurement input Servicing Assets and Servicing Liabilities at Fair Value, Assumptions Used to Estimate Fair Value, Discount Rate Mortgage servicing rights Servicing Asset at Fair Value, Amount Percentage appraisals discounted Other Real Estate, Appraisal, Discount Rate Other Real Estate, Appraisal, Discount Rate Assets taken in foreclosure, defaulted loans and facilities held for sale Changes in fair value recognized through income for foreclosed assets held by the Company Fair Value Assets Measured On Recurring Basis Change In Unrealized Gain Loss Included In Income Fair Value Assets Measured On Recurring Basis Change In Unrealized Gain Loss Included In Income Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block] Allowance for loan losses activity Financing Receivable, Allowance for Credit Loss [Table Text Block] Financing receivable credit quality indicators Financing Receivable Credit Quality Indicators [Table Text Block] Deposits [Abstract] Deposits Deposit Liabilities Disclosures [Text Block] Derivatives Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Text Block] Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Table] Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Table] Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Allocation of Recognized Period Costs [Line Items] Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Line Items] Stock-based compensation expense Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expense Stock-based compensation expense, income tax benefit Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expense, Tax Benefit Proceeds from stock option exercises Proceeds from Stock Options Exercised Unrecognized stock-based compensation, stock options Share-based Payment Arrangement, Nonvested Award, Option, Cost Not yet Recognized, Amount Unrecognized stock-based compensation, non-vested stock awards/performance units Share-based Payment Arrangement, Nonvested Award, Excluding Option, Cost Not yet Recognized, Amount Total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense Share-based Payment Arrangement, Nonvested Award, Cost Not yet Recognized, Amount Components of loan portfolio excluding loans held for sale Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table Text Block] Schedule of amounts and status of loans and TDRs Financing Receivable, Past Due [Table Text Block] Schedule of additional analysis of non-accrual loans Financing Receivable, Nonaccrual [Table Text Block] Impaired financing receivables Impaired Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Schedule of changes in the balance of accretable yield discount for PCI loans Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted For As Debt Securities, Accretable Yield Movement Schedule [Table Text Block] Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted For As Debt Securities, Accretable Yield Movement Schedule [Table Text Block] Troubled debt restructurings Financing Receivable, Troubled Debt Restructuring [Table Text Block] Municipal deposits Municipal Deposits Municipal deposits. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Net unrealized holding gain (loss) on available for sale securities AOCI, Accumulated Gain (Loss), Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Parent [Member] Net unrealized holding gain (loss) on retirement plans Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Available-for-sale securities Available-for-sale Securities [Member] Held-to-maturity securities Held-to-maturity Securities [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Other comprehensive income (loss), before tax Other comprehensive income (loss), tax benefit Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Total stockholders’ equity FHLB borrowings Repurchase agreements Federal Funds Purchased and Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase [Member] Subordinated Notes Schedule of debt Long-term Debt, by Category, Current and Noncurrent [Abstract] By period to maturity: Long-term Debt, Rolling Maturity [Abstract] Total borrowings, amount Long-term Debt Total borrowings, rate Less than one year, amount Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Next Rolling Twelve Months Less than one year, rate Long Term Debt Maturities Weighted Average Interest Rate In Next Rolling Twelve Months Long term debt maturities weighted average interest rate in next rolling twelve months. One to two years, amount Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Rolling Year Two One to two years, rate Long Term Debt Maturities Weighted Average Interest Rate In Rolling Year Two Long term debt maturities weighted average interest rate in rolling year two. Two to three years, amount Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Rolling Year Three Two to three years, rate Long Term Debt Maturities Weighted Average Interest Rate In Rolling Year Three Long term debt maturities weighted average interest rate in rolling year three. Greater than five years, amount Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Rolling after Year Five Greater than five years, rate Long Term Debt Maturities Weighted Average Interest Rate In Rolling After Year Five Long term debt maturities weighted average interest rate in rolling after year five. Average recorded investment with no related allowance Impaired Financing Receivable, with No Related Allowance, Average Recorded Investment Interest income recognized with no related allowance Impaired Financing Receivable, with No Related Allowance, Interest Income, Accrual Method Cash-basis interest income recognized with no related allowance Impaired Financing Receivable, with No Related Allowance, Interest Income, Cash Basis Method Schedule of debt Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of net pension (benefit) expense and post-retirement expense Schedule of Net Benefit Costs [Table Text Block] Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Cash dividends paid, common (usd per share) Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid Cash dividends paid, preferred (usd per share) Preferred Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid Types of Financial Instruments [Domain] Traditional C&I Multi-family Real Estate Commercial Mortgage CBL [Member] Real estate commercial mortgage CBL. Total impaired loans measured at fair value Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Domain] Award Date [Domain] February 2016 February 2016 [Member] February 2016 [Member] Recognition and Retention Plan Recognition and Retention Plan [Member] Recognition and Retention Plan [Member] Performance Shares Performance Shares [Member] Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant [Roll Forward] Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant [Roll Forward] Beginning balance (in shares) Amended 2015 Omnibus Equity and Incentive Plan Granted (in shares) Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Granted In Period Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Granted In Period Stock awards vested (in shares) Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Vested In Period Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Vested In Period Exercised (in shares) Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Exercised In Period Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Exercised In Period Forfeited (in shares) Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Forfeitures in Period Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Forfeitures in Period Canceled/expired (in shares) Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Cancellations in Period Share-Based Compensation Arrangement By Share-Based Payment Award, Shares Available For Grant, Cancellations in Period Ending balance (in shares) Non-vested stock awards/stock units outstanding - Number of shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Beginning balance (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Stock awards vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period Forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeited in Period Canceled/expired (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Non-Option Equity Instruments, Expirations Ending balance (in shares) Non-vested stock awards/stock units outstanding - Weighted average grant date fair value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value [Abstract] Beginning balance (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Granted (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Stock awards vested (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Forfeited (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeitures, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Canceled/expired (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Expirations, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Expirations, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Ending balance (USD per share) Stock options outstanding - Number of shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Beginning balance (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Number Granted (in shares) Stock awards vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Vested, Number of Shares Exercised (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period Forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period Canceled/expired (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Expirations in Period Ending balance (in shares) Exercisable at end of period (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Stock options outstanding - Weighted average exercise price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract] Beginning balance (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Granted (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Stock awards vested (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Vested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Exercised (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Forfeited (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Canceled/expired (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Expirations in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Ending balance (USD per share) Exercisable at end of period (USD per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Performance measurement period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Performance Measurement Period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Performance Measurement Period Vesting percentage Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Vesting Rights, Percentage Summary of Company's stock option activity Share-based Payment Arrangement, Option, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of stock-based compensation expense associated with stock options and non-vested stock awards Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Table Text Block] Unrecognized stock-based compensation expense Share-based Payment Arrangement, Nonvested Award, Cost [Table Text Block] Allowance for Loan Losses Financing Receivables [Text Block] Professional fees Professional Fees Advertising and promotion Marketing and Advertising Expense Telephone Communication Operational losses Operational Loss Operational Loss Insurance & surety bond premium Insurance and Surety Bond Premium Expense Insurance and Surety Bond Premium Expense Other Other Noninterest Expense, Miscellaneous Other Noninterest Expense, Miscellaneous Total other non-interest expense Receivables without deteriorated credit quality Receivables Without Deteriorated Credit Quality [Member] Receivables Without Deteriorated Credit Quality [Member] Receivables acquired with deteriorated credit quality Financial Asset Acquired with Credit Deterioration [Member] Recorded investment non-accrual loans Non-accrual loans, unpaid principal balance Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment, Nonaccrual Status, Unpaid Principal Balance Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment, Nonaccrual Status, Unpaid Principal Balance Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Consolidated Entities [Axis] Consolidated Entities [Axis] Consolidated Entities [Domain] Consolidated Entities [Domain] Sterling National Bank Subsidiaries [Member] Sterling Bancorp Parent Company [Member] Class of Stock [Line Items] Class of Stock [Line Items] Tier 2 capital Tier Two Risk Based Capital Aggregate dividend capacity without prior regulatory approval Statutory Accounting Practices, Statutory Amount Available for Dividend Payments without Regulatory Approval Shares authorized for repurchase program (in shares) Stock Repurchase Program, Number of Shares Authorized to be Repurchased Stock repurchased during period (in shares) Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired Additional number of shares authorized to be repurchased (in shares) Stock Repurchase Program, Additional Number Of Shares Authorized To Be Repurchased Stock Repurchase Program, Additional Number Of Shares Authorized To Be Repurchased Remaining capacity of shares available for repurchase under the program Stock Repurchase Program, Remaining Number of Shares Authorized to be Repurchased Schedule of Compliance with Regulatory Capital Requirements under Banking Regulations [Table] Schedule of Compliance with Regulatory Capital Requirements under Banking Regulations [Table] Compliance with Regulatory Capital Requirements under Banking Regulations [Line Items] Compliance with Regulatory Capital Requirements under Banking Regulations [Line Items] Broker-Dealer, Net Capital Requirement, SEC Regulation [Abstract] Broker-Dealer, Net Capital Requirement, SEC Regulation [Abstract] Common equity tier 1 to RWA: Tier One Common Equity [Abstract] Tier One Common Equity [Abstract] Tier 1 common equity, actual, capital amount Common Equity Tier One Capital Tier 1 common equity, actual, ratio Common Equity Tier One Capital Ratio Tier 1 common equity required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, capital amount Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Common Capital Required for Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 common equity required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, ratio Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 common equity required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, capital amount Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 common equity required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, ratio Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier One Common Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 common equity required to be well capitalized, capital amount Common Equity Tier One Capital Required to be Well-Capitalized Tier 1 common equity required to be well capitalized, ratio Tier One Common Capital Required To Be Well Capitalized To Risk Weighted Assets Tier One Common Capital Required To Be Well Capitalized To Risk Weighted Assets Tier 1 capital to RWA: Tier One Risk Based Capital [Abstract] Tier 1 risk-based capital, actual, capital amount Tier One Risk Based Capital Tier 1 risk-based capital, ratio Tier One Risk Based Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Tier 1 risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, capital amount Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, ratio Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, capital amount Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, ratio Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier One Risk Based Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 risk-based capital required to be well capitalized, capital amount Tier One Risk Based Capital Required to be Well Capitalized Tier 1 risk-based capital required to be well capitalized, ratio Tier One Risk Based Capital Required to be Well Capitalized to Risk Weighted Assets Total capital to RWA: Capital [Abstract] Total risk-based capital, actual, capital amount Capital Total risk-based capital, ratio Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Total risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, capital amount Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Total risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, ratio Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Phase-In Schedule Total risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, capital amount Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Total risk-based capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, ratio Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Risk Weighted Assets, Fully Phased-In Total risk-based capital required to be well capitalized, capital amount Capital Required to be Well Capitalized Total risk-based capital required to be well capitalized, ratio Capital Required to be Well Capitalized to Risk Weighted Assets Tier 1 leverage ratio: Tier One Leverage Capital [Abstract] Tier 1 (core) capital, actual, capital amount Tier One Leverage Capital Tier 1 (core) capital, ratio Tier One Leverage Capital to Average Assets Tier 1 (core) capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, capital amount Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 (core) capital required for minimum capital adequacy, phase-in schedule, ratio Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Average Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Average Assets, Phase-In Schedule Tier 1 (core) capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, capital amount Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 (core) capital required for minimum capital adequacy, fully phased-in, ratio Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Average Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier One Leverage Capital Required For Capital Adequacy To Average Assets, Fully Phased-In Tier 1 (core) capital required to be well capitalized, capital amount Tier One Leverage Capital Required to be Well Capitalized Tier 1 (core) capital required to be well capitalized, ratio Tier One Leverage Capital Required to be Well Capitalized to Average Assets Available for Sale Gross unrealized gains Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Gain, before Tax Gross unrealized losses Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Loss, before Tax Gross unrecognized gains Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Accumulated Unrecognized Gain Gross unrecognized losses Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Accumulated Unrecognized Loss Operating lease expense Operating Lease, Cost Sub-lease income Sublease Income Net lease expense Lease, Cost Number of available for sale securities which were in continuous unrealized loss position for less than 12 months Available For Sale Securities Continuous Unrealized Loss Position Less Than Twelve Months Number Of Securities Available for sale securities continuous unrealized loss position less than twelve months number of securities. Number of available for sale securities which were in continuous unrealized loss position for 12 months or more Available For Sale Securities Continuous Unrealized Loss Position Twelve Months Or Longer Number Of Securities Available for sale securities continuous unrealized loss position twelve months or longer number of securities. Number of held to maturity securities which were in continuous unrealized loss position for less than 12 months Held To Maturity Securities Continuous Loss Position Less Than Twelve Months Number Of Securities Held To Maturity Securities Continuous Loss Position Less Than Twelve Months Number Of Securities Number of held to maturity securities which were in continuous unrealized loss position for 12 months or more Held To Maturity Securities Continuous Loss Position More Than Twelve Months Number Of Securities Held To Maturity Securities Continuous Loss Position More Than Twelve Months Number Of Securities Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Securities sold to raise liquidity Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Sold, Amount Summary of major classification of deposits Schedule Of Major Classification Of Deposits [Table Text Block] Major classification of deposits. List of Company's Brokered deposits Schedule of List of Brokered Deposits [Table Text Block] Schedule of list of brokered deposits. Borrowings Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Computation of basic and diluted earnings per share Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of goodwill and intangible assets Schedule of Intangible Assets and Goodwill [Table Text Block] Future amortization expense Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Future Amortization Expense [Table Text Block] Proceeds from sales Proceeds from Sale of Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Gross realized gains Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Realized Gain Gross realized losses Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Realized Loss Income tax benefit on realized net losses Tax Expense (Benefit) Of Securities Gains Tax expense (benefit) of securities gains Proceeds from sale Proceeds from Sale of Held-to-maturity Securities Gross realized loss Debt Securities, Held-to-maturity, Sold, Realized Gain (Loss) Income tax expense on realized loss Tax expense held to maturity security gains Tax expense held to maturity security gains Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract] Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted Description of New Accounting Pronouncements Not yet Adopted [Text Block] Non-interest bearing demand Demand Deposit Accounts Interest bearing demand Deposits, Negotiable Order of Withdrawal (NOW) Savings Deposits, Savings Deposits Money market Deposits, Money Market Deposits Certificates of deposit Time Deposits Total deposits Financing Receivable, Allowance for Credit Loss [Table] Financing Receivable, Allowance for Credit Loss [Table] Internal Credit Assessment [Axis] Special mention Special Mention [Member] Substandard Substandard [Member] Factored receivables Commercial real estate Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Segment [Member] Multi-family Multi-family financing [Member] Multi-family financing [Member] Financing Receivable, Allowance for Credit Loss [Line Items] Financing Receivable, Allowance for Credit Loss [Line Items] Gross loans by segment Financing Receivable, after Allowance for Credit Loss Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table] Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Core deposits Core Deposits [Member] Customer lists Customer Lists [Member] Non-compete agreements Noncompete Agreements [Member] Trade name Trade Names [Member] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items] Other intangible assets Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash flows from operating activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net income Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net (gain) from write-downs and sales of other real estate owned Gains (Losses) on Sales of Other Real Estate Net (gain) on extinguishment of Senior Notes Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Depreciation of premises and equipment Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Impairment on fixed assets Impairment of Long-Lived Assets Held-for-use Impairment of early termination of leases Gain (Loss) on Termination of Lease Asset write-downs, retention and severance compensation and other restructuring charges Restructuring Costs and Asset Impairment Charges Amortization of intangible assets Amortization of low income housing tax credits Amortization Method Qualified Affordable Housing Project Investments, Amortization Net loss on sale of securities Net gain on loans held for sale Gain (Loss) on Sales of Loans, Net Net gain on sale of premises and equipment Net amortization of premiums on securities Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Investments Amortization of premium on certificates of deposit Accretion (Amortization) Of Discounts And Premiums, Certificates Of Deposit Accretion (Amortization) Of Discounts And Premiums, Certificates Of Deposit Net accretion of purchase discount and amortization of net deferred loan costs Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Loans Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Loans Net accretion of debt issuance costs and amortization of premium on borrowings Amortization of Debt Discount (Premium) Restricted stock compensation expense Restricted Stock or Unit Expense Stock option compensation expense Stock or Unit Option Plan Expense Originations of loans held for sale Payments for Origination and Purchases of Loans Held-for-sale Proceeds from sales of loans held for sale Proceeds from Sale of Loans Held-for-sale Increase in cash surrender value of bank owned life insurance Life Insurance, Corporate or Bank Owned, Change in Value Deferred income tax expense Increase (Decrease) in Deferred Income Taxes Other adjustments (principally net changes in other assets and other liabilities) Other Operating Activities, Cash Flow Statement Net cash provided by operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Cash flows from investing activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Purchases of securities: Payments to Acquire Investments [Abstract] Available for sale Payments to Acquire Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Held to maturity Payments to Acquire Held-to-maturity Securities Proceeds from maturities, calls and other principal payments on securities: Proceeds from Sale, Maturity and Collection of Investments [Abstract] Available for sale Proceeds from Maturities, Prepayments and Calls of Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Held to maturity Proceeds from Maturities, Prepayments and Calls of Held-to-maturity Securities Proceeds from sales of securities available for sale Proceeds from sales of securities held to maturity Portfolio loan originations, net Payments for Loan originations Cash outflows for the origination of new loans during the period. Proceeds from sale of residential mortgage loans Proceeds from Sale of Loans Held-for-investment Redemptions (purchases) of FHLB and FRB stock, net Payments for (Proceeds from) Federal Home Loan Bank Stock Proceeds from sales of other real estate owned Proceeds from Sale of Other Real Estate Purchases of premises and equipment Payments to Acquire Property, Plant, and Equipment Proceeds from bank owned life insurance Proceeds from Life Insurance Policy Proceeds from sale of premises and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Purchases of low income housing tax credits Payments to Acquire Affordable Housing Tax Credit Payments to Acquire Affordable Housing Tax Credit Cash paid for acquisition, net Payments for (Proceeds from) Businesses and Interest in Affiliates Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Cash flows from financing activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Net (decrease) increase in transaction, savings and money market deposits Net Change Interest and Noninterest-bearing Deposits, Domestic Net increase in certificates of deposit Increase (Decrease) in Time Deposits Net (decrease) in short-term FHLB borrowings Payments Of Short Term FHLBank Borrowings, Financing Activities Payments Of Short Term FHLBank Borrowings, Financing Activities Advances of term FHLB borrowings Proceeds from FHLBank Borrowings, Financing Activities Repayments of term FHLB borrowings Payments of FHLBank Borrowings, Financing Activities Repayment of Senior Notes Repayments of Senior Debt