I just arrived to New York city with a bag full of tank tops and shorts ... Amanda Cerny

Can we use to with arrive verb? or we should use at?

I just arrived at New York city ...

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    in I just arrived in NYC. I arrived at the terminal in NYC.
    – WRX
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 17:11
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    Agreed with @WillowRex. I don't know who this Amanda Cerny is, but that is definitely not standard usage. You arrive in large places like countries or cities, and at smaller places like buildings. You never arrive to a place.
    – stangdon
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 17:14
  • Thank you guys, @stangdon Amanda Cerny is an American actress
    – Shannak
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 17:18
  • She's looks like a FOREIGN MODEL. So, she missed the in. Arrive in NYC, get to NYC.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 17:18

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NYC is a large place which you probably are inside of

I just arrived in NYC

It is possible to say

I just arrived at the house

which means you are in the vicinity of the house or next to it, but is often used in relation to a landmark

I just arrived at NYC

is possible but may sound awkward to native ears, it might be understood as "I just arrived at the airport in NYC"

Usually to is used with

I just came to NYC
I just got to NYC


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