Which one is right?

I have been to New York in 2015.


I went to New York in 2015.

I think the first one is wrong and the second one is right.

but still, I am not sure if we can use 'in time' in present perfect.

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    The second is correct. New York is two words. the first and should be or. You can use the present perfect with /time/ if the time continues to today. In other words if it is still 2015! But it's 2021! This is right: "I went to New York in 2015 and I have been there twice in 2021" This may help. May 5, 2021 at 13:07
  • The second is fine in its own but you could say something like "I had been to NY in 2015, but not recently."
    – eps
    May 5, 2021 at 15:40

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I have been to New York = I went to New York and returned after a short time.

I went to New York = I went to New York. I may or may not have stayed there.

“In” can be used with any time. For example “I plan to go to New York in 2025 at the latest”.

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