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Meet our team!


President & Founder

Kareem is a born-and-bred New Yorker with an affinity for the city that he grew up in. As a resident of the Lower East Side, Kareem sees tourism as a way to uplift people in communities throughout NYC and it's surrounding boroughs. His early vision of showcasing New York through knowledgeable passionate locals is the foundation which Big City Tourism is built upon. Kareem's goal has always been to present New York and all it's hidden gems in the most authentic and fun way possible. After years of observing NYC tourism up-close, Kareem set in motion a model based on greeting tourists with transparency and accountability. Working closely with the top tours and attractions, Kareem's formula immediately paid off. The missing element of creating secure Point-of-Sales locations came next and Big City Tourism was born.

Kareem's bright smile can be seen from a mile away, so don't hesitate to approach and say hello when in the neighborhood.


Teddy is the glue that holds Big City Tourism together. An expert in Business Management, Teddy oversees the daily operations and strategic planning at Big City Tourism. From Investor deals, to maximizing revenue streams, to choosing our technology partners, Teddy is involved in tying all opportunities together under the Big City Tourism umbrella. Teddy is most passionate about
empowering people to reach their ultimate potential. He takes tremendous pride in providing those around him with the necessary tools and atmosphere to prosper. In addition to a tireless work ethic Teddy's calm demeanour keeps the Big CityTourism team moving in the right direction at all times. 

When he's not traveling the world, Teddy can be found talking about his favorite cuisines. Ask him about the Wazwan from Kashmir.


Core team