Sucks that NYC gave you a ticket. Craig's bracket is a good option. I was running it until i switched out by upper and lower grilles to the Roush and the Craig's bracket was not compatible. Since then I have just left my front plate off. Even though Illinois requires a front plate, I have yet to have a cop pull me over for not having one.
2014 Mustang GT 6R80, Procharger Stage 2 D1SC, BBK 85mm TB, Boss IM, Sai Li fuel system. Circle D 3C, 1-7/8" Kooks Long Tubes w/Offroad X Pipe, Lethal Over-Axle Pipes, Corsa Quad Axle-Back, Eibach Pro System Plus, BMR K member, Shaftmasters DS, Forgestar CF-5 Wheels and Nitto NT05 tires. Lund Tuned
Lots of suspension goodies and some other stuff I can't remember.