The management of this race does an outstanding job with parking, check-in, bag check, food and drink, and goodies like tech T race shirts. They have a timely awards ceremony with plenty of raffle prizes. For top runners, there are plenty of cash prizes to go around. The Saturday 8:30 AM start time is rare in NJ, and leaves plenty of time to do other things during the rest of the weekend.
Jersey City is cursed with course length mishaps. See for example http://www.compuscore.com/cs2007/may/newport1.htm
This year's running was a minor revival of the Jersey City course curse. I think it was at least 1/10th long, judging by the slow times of friends and elites, and by Garmin readings that were in the 6.3x range. The turns seemed unduly wide due to parked cars on the course, and I think we were sent out & back too far around some cement ornamental structures on a pier along the waterfront within the last half mile.