Ah, yes. ATC tries its damndest to limit traffic on 11/29 to MD-80s at the largest, but I have seen just about every type of aircraft in our fleet land on that, save the 747. I have a pretty good story of that, from back in 1995.
We had just received our 757s from Boeing, and we were operating a full load from LAX. We were a bit overfueled at LAX, but more is never a problem. 22L was going to be a breeze even with a few hundred more pounds around the waist. We were right behind a DL L1011 (yes, Delta used to fly those to EWR) for most of the approach, but we were a ways behind it since the it wasn't a very busy time of day. The DL encountered some heavy gusts from the ENE. We were now on final, passing over Giants Stadium, the Brendan Byrne Arena (then, now the CO Arena), and the racetrack, making our way along the Turnpike to the Pulaski Skyway. Once we were over the Skyway, just about on top of a movie theater and some abandoned factories, we were hit with a huge gust from the ENE. I fought to keep the jet lined up, but it wasn't going to help. I radioed in for instructions, and suggested a change to rwy 29. They gave me permission, and I turned the big jet on course to intercept the outer beacon of 29. I hit the mark and then lined her up. The plane turned on a dime. I made some final corrections to our heading but we had basically nailed it. The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful, and though the story doesn't sound like a nail-biter, it was.