Hey there! I'm so sorry it was cold! I wish I had known prior to your last day as there is a small (but very powerful heater) that was in the living room closet. I could have also called the landlord from India (where I was) and asked him to turn on the heat. We've had a really weird "spring" -- unusually cold. I feel awful about that! The oven -- it actually just turns on when you turn the knob -- It may look like nothing's happening at first. The shower curtain - I actually didn't know it was in the condition it was in until we got back - but thanks for pointing that out. I hope you enjoyed New York. So sorry for the temperature. I know for future guests to leave the heater out next time!